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

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. He said teachers were also tracking student progress using Khan Academy’s analytics dashboards.

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10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Selected as one of Business Week’s Best Books on Innovation in 2008, Disrupting Class is filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and insights into how managed innovation can unleash education. by Salman Khan.

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Active Learning in the Math Classroom


Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. Khan Academy ? Khan Academy ? Study Island ?

BETT Latin America


Los temas fueron muy variados, hablamos de formularios, hojas de cálculo, expeditions, Khan Academy, Text Help y por supuesto de Chromebooks. An event where more than 120 speakers presented global education success stories, case studies, as well as new proposals by the leaders of educational technology. The topics were varied, we presented forms, spreadsheets, Khan Academy , TextHelp and of course Chromebooks.

Can technology help teach literacy in poor communities?

eSchool News

For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. You are working with the teacher today, or you are working on a Khan Academy lesson today.’”. In some cases, this occurs in small groups.

Of Progress, Problems, and Partnerships

Iterating Toward Openness

MIT OCW, Wikipedia, Khan Academy), but in 2010 it was difficult to find a faculty member who had made the switch. And it will provide a terrifically interesting case study of a new OER adoption model that we haven’t seen or studied before, hopefully inspiring more creative thinking in this space.

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Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media


Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, resourceful teachers and nonprofits like Khan Academy are still creating low-budget screencasts. Studies by Derek Muller have shown that while videos that explain physics concepts clearly are often positively received by students, tests show they don’t necessarily lead to durable learning. Narrate” videos share stories, anecdotes, or case studies that illustrate a concept or put the learning in context.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. 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.