Online Learning Update

January 9, 2013

How Khan Academy Will Help Find The Next Einstein Learning Online

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Jonathan Wai, in Finding the Next Einstein, Psychology Today

Our vision for the future is that everyone will be able to learn at their own pace and it should be competency based. Once you feel like you know something you can prove it, and the world respects that, and maybe you have to maintain that knowledge state, it’s not that you just have to prove it once and not have to worry about it. In a world like that I think that you are going to expand the number of people who are these precocious self-learners, and we can engage far more people because they are going to have a chance to take ownership of their learning and they’re going to have a chance to not be bored or lost. But, yeah, I can imagine a world where there are students who want to go deep and go fast and they’re getting it at a deep level and they’re getting it quickly, who knows what might happen. One dimension is that you can empower that student, hopefully where one day Khan Academy will be taken very seriously where someone will say “Wow, so you did that on Khan Academy? You’re ready for the next level now.”

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