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Worried about the Future of Education? Here’s the Answer. {Video}

March 12, 2012

This solution has it all—universality, adaptability, scalability, relatively low cost, results driven, no trouble for unions, enhances all teachers’ performance, “in” with kids, etc., etc.

Khan Academy: The future of education?

With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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Team Leader: Lorin Arnold

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

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3 Comments
  1. Posted to Elephant Family on Facebook and Twitter.

    Lorin Arnold
    Blogger at The VeganAsana
    Team leader for Elephant Food and Elephant Family

  2. It is reassuring to see this. I had seen it on 60 minutes. What a spectacular service. And I agree that this is a real coming into the future with grace.

  3. Nathan permalink

    It's AN answer and it might be part of a larger system of reform. Interestingly, I was recently directed to this, which looks like it is in the same vein: http://epgy.stanford.edu/ohs/ and also this: http://www.udacity.com/.

    I think that online education is potentially great: especially the idea of "flipping the classroom." We know that the biggest factor (at least at the Community College, where I am) in student success is engagement. By enabling greater resources for online instruction and "going at your own pace" facilitates engagement.

    I think you still need to have the brick and mortar structures with teachers to provide additional structure and support.

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