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" KHAN ACADEMY SEEKS TO BRIDGE
   THE EDUCATION GAP
   WITH ON-LINE LEARNING"


In a recent MARKETPLACE program on
NPR
(May 24, 2011), Salman Khan, the
founder of The Khan Academy was
interviewed. He reviewed the story of
how The Khan Academy came about
and how it now is viewed by over 2
million students each month on its
YouTube Channel.

NEWPEDS FAST READ:

1. Started as a way to tutor his cousins.

2. Others saw these lessons on YouTube
and enjoyed using them

3. Now has 2100 free educational videos
available for elementary, middle, high
school subjects.

4. Sal Kahn feels that it is so popular
 because students don’t all move at
the same pace. Doing lessons this
way allows for self directed pace and
allows frequent reviews.

5. With this free software and videos,
Khan feels that this can revolutionize
the way education is done in the classroom.
(go to the Khan Academy site for demo
…see links below)


REGULAR READ:
It began as a way of trying to tutor his cousins.
They lived
in one state and he lived in another,
so he put the lessons on YouTube. Soon, people
were sending him emails saying that they saw his
lessons and that it helped them. So, the former
hedge fund manager became the sole faculty
member of the Khan Academy. There are now
2,100 educational videos and, amazingly enough,
they are all free.


Sal Khan feels that students do not all move at
the same pace in a classroom. With this approach,
the student can go at her own pace and can
review or stop at any point. Material can be
mastered before moving on to the next area
which depends on what has been learned before.
Mr. Kahn feels that this technology, software,
and these videos can help to change how
education is done in the classroom. He emphasizes
that this is to augment what the teacher is doing but not to replace it.

see THE COMMENTARY on this interview

Reference: Marketplace

NPR

Khan Academy looks to bridge the education gap with online learning.See the links below to review the article and learn more about the Khan Academy. And to see demos.

 

The Kahn Academy

 

Screen Shot from Video Khan Academy Library

 

Khan Academy youtube Chanel

http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

KWMU aired MARKETPLACE   on  5-24-2011

"KHAN ACADEMY LOOKS TO BRIDGE THE EDUCATION GAP WITH ONLINE LEARNING". 

In the interview, Kai Ryssdal talked with Salman Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy.  He reviewed the history of how the Khan Academy came into existence.  It was quite accidentally.  Since it started just a few years ago, it has grown enormously and is now viewed by over two million students each month on its YouTube Channel.

It began simply as a way for Salman Khan, who lived in Boston, to tutor his cousins who lived in New Orleans.  He put the lessons on YouTube.  soon, people were sending him emails saying that they saw his lessons and that it helmed them.  So, the former hedge fund manager becaem the sole faculty member of the Khan Academy.  There are now 2,100 educational videos available on the web site and they are all free.

Sal Khan feels that students do not all move at the same pace in a classroom.  With this approach, the student can go at her own pace and can review or stop at any point.  Material can be mastered before moving on to the next area.  Often, the new area depends on what was learned before.  Mr. Kahn feels that this technology, software, and these videos can help to change how education is done in the classroom.  He emphasizes that this is to augment what the teacher is doing but not to replace it.

See the lings below to review the article and learn more about the Khan Academy.  Do your children already know about it?  Do their teachers already know about it?


The Program on MARKETPLACE
See the COMMON SENSE COMMENT




 
 
 


REGULAR READ:
It began as a way of trying to tutor his cousins. They lived in one state and he lived in another, so he put the lessons on YouTube. Soon, people were sending him emails saying that they saw his lessons and that it helped them. So, the former hedge fund manager became the sole faculty member of the Khan Academy. There are now 2,100 educational videos and, amazingly enough, they are all free.

Sal Khan feels that students do not all move at the same pace in a classroom. With this approach, the student can go at her own pace and can review or stop at any point. Material can be mastered before moving on to the next area which depends on what has been learned before. Mr. Kahn feels that this technology, software, and these videos can help to change how education is done in the classroom. He emphasizes that this is to augment what the teacher is doing but not to replace it.