Educational Technology

October 12, 2012

The Tech-Driven Teacher

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Jacob Weisberg, Slate

Salman Khan’s audacious mission to offer online education to anyone, anywhere for free. When you hear Salman Khan’s story, it sounds like an Internet-age fairy tale. Khan knows that his mission statement is a bit grandiose, but he believes the Khan Academy’s online teaching materials, including its archive of more than 3,000 videos, have the power to reach students in ways that classroom settings sometimes can’t. The Khan Academy combines video tutorials with exercises and problems tailored to an individual student’s performance level. But does it work? Khan sat down recently with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg to talk about his new book and the results his nonprofit is producing.

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