Educational Technology

April 11, 2012

Khan Academy Talks Analytics, OER, and iPads

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Stephen Noonoo, THE Journal

Thanks in part to a recent 60 Minutes segment with founder Sal Khan, education wunderkind Khan Academy has become very popular. The nonprofit’s video lessons have racked up more than 130 million views to date from a wide spectrum of learners, opening a dialogue among educators coast to coast on the merits of the flipped classroom and the promise of technology to differentiate instruction. At the same time, the company is still very much a startup–30 employees and growing–that admits there is a lot of work to be done before it achieves the lofty goal of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. THE Journal Associate Editor Stephen Noonoo recently spoke with Khan Academy’s Matt Wahl, who splits his time between the products and implementation teams, about the newly released iPad app, using data in the classroom, and how the company thinks schools can finally dump the “sage on the stage” model once and for all.

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