Educational Technology

March 20, 2014

Learning in an era of online connectivity

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

By Ernie Smith, Associations Now

Khan Academy’s “flipped learning” educational model drew new attention last week after the nonprofit sealed an exclusive deal with the College Board. It reminds us that there’s still a ton of room for originality in online education. Last week was a massive win for the Khan Academy—and a sign of how the seas are changing for the education process. The well-regarded nonprofit startup, which offers video lessons in a variety of academic disciplines, earned a validation of its model from none other than the College Board. The Khan Academy plans to offer free testing materials to students taking the SAT, leveling the playing field on a testing model that had long favored higher-income students who could pay for expensive prep classes.

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