Posted by: kbater | June 5, 2011

What do you think of this education resource?

I was sent this link from my good friend Colin Funk.  It is from the Kahn Academy.  It started when Salman Kahn stared helping his cousins out with their homework by making video’s that he uploaded onto Youtube. They were available to the world and the world came. It has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.  Their web-site has all of these lessons available for free. 

I’m curious what people think of this, so if you have the time view something from their site and then post a comment on this posting.

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Responses

  1. My daugher has had success with jr. high math using Khan Academy – it’s an excellent way to go over concepts taught in class. It’s also extremely beneficial for parents too:)

  2. Kahn’s introductory montage makes the lessons appear fast-paced and fun, however, a quick check of some elementary math lessons revealed chalk-and-blackboard teaching techniques with cutesy dialogue. Check out this school’s use of QR codes which I find much more appealing.

  3. There is a lot I like about this – the concepts of self-paced learning, ‘flipping’ and using technology to ‘humanize’ the classroom allowing more collaboration and interaction, co-operative learning opportunities (peer-to-peer tutoring), encouraging experimentation but expecting mastery. Worth exploring further especially in high school setting…I feel motivated to go back and relearn all my calculus! And it’s free!!


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