Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

  • Revolutionary idea: Use video lectures to flip the classroom.  Make video lectures homework (allow for self-paced learning), and reserve classroom time work on projects and assignments.  It humanizes the role of the teacher, which now serves more as a mentor or guide.  They just bumped up their one-on-one availability time from 10% to 100%!
  • The emergence of peer-to-peer tutoring.  Everyone’s mentoring/tutoring participation is tracks so you can gauge how good they will be.  The vision is a global, one-world classroom.
  • The current system penalizes you for experimentation and mistakes but does not require mastery.  The Khan system encourages experimentation until you can master the subject.
  • Help teachers diagnose student needs by providing them with a lot of usable data.
  • Adding gaming elements to learning–merit badges, leader-boards by areas, motivational incentives, energy points.
  • Provides continuity throughout a learner’s education.
  • The site is ready to be applied in every classroom in America, tomorrow.
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I'm obsessed with learning via the appropriate technology. My professional mission is to effectively deliver instruction to learners in a way that yields the greatest results for all stakeholders involved.
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