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Khan Academy

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Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.

 

Our iPad app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 3,200 videos.

 

We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.

 

Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for that upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.

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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Khan Academy: The hype and the reality | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Khan Academy boasts almost 3,300 videos that have been viewed over 160 million times. That’s a heroic achievement.
But, a mathematician says, there’s a problem: the videos aren’t very good.
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The trouble with Khan Academy - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The trouble with Khan Academy - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Khan Academy took down the video that Dave and John critiqued and replaced it with two new ones. So this has turned into kind of a big deal.

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Can anyone catch Khan Academy? The fate of the U in the YouTube era | KurzweilAI

Can anyone catch Khan Academy? The fate of the U in the YouTube era | KurzweilAI | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Salman Khan (credit: Khan Academy)

 

Traditional American universities are suddenly running scared of YouTube, Xconomy reports, along with Vimeo, 5min, iTunes U, TED and the Internet Archive.

Without YouTube, Sal Khan and Khan Academy could never have reached his 4 million unique viewers a month with their 3,200 videos, viewed 170 million times.


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Critique of Khan Academy Goes Viral

Critique of Khan Academy Goes Viral | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.

 

"By now, you've probably heard of Sal Khan, the educator who began by creating videos to explain math to his cousins, which has grown into a library of over 3,000 assorted educational clips with more than 150 million views on YouTube. The resulting Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide students with free access to all those resources, has received grant funding from educational philanthropy giants like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

 

KF:  I think its important to read this with an awareness of how and why its occurred and against the backdrop of all the Khan Academy popularity. There’s areal risk that the very substantial baby will be thrown out with the relatively shallow bathwater.

Many other factors come into play around the affective and conative dimensions of learning.  The critique is largely on the basis of teaching - learning is domain of the learner.  In a collection of resources like Sal Khan's there are bound to be the odd error - non-example is a key part of concept attainment.  Video's can easily be re-recorded to remedy faults, but there is a growing body of evidence that resources like Khan Academy have had significant impact on improving student engagement.  Learning isn't about "getting it right" - tha's the role of assessment.

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Is the Educational Revolution About Videos: Ted-Ed and Khan Academy?

Is the Educational Revolution About Videos: Ted-Ed and Khan Academy? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Ted-Ed website was introduced today and received a lot of press coverage: The Atlantic: The Digital Education Revolution, Cont’d: Meet TED-Ed’s New Online Learning Platform Fast Com...

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