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.

About bryantanner

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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