From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

In relation to the first aim, the most important result is that students in face-to-face arithmetic/statistics courses using Khan Academy resources achieved significantly better exam grades than students who did not use any extra resources (p < 0.05) or those who used open textbooks as an extra resource (p < 0.01). So why did the Chilean math students who used Khan Academy do better than those who used either an open textbook or a traditionally copyrighted textbook?

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. The College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.