Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

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If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Salman Khan should feel honored. Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.”

Are MOOCs really dead?

Neo LMS

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenges and criticisms such as its heavy reliance on user-generated content which creates a rather chaotic learning environment, and the mere fact that digital literacy is almost always a prerequisite if someone is going to take an open online course.

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Only Schools Can End Schools

The Principal of Change

” If you remember when Khan Academy first came out, many educators were extremely nervous that this would replace schools and were sick of that narrative. Although many in education use Khan Academy as a useful supplement, the reason it didn’t replace schools wasn’t necessarily because schools changed their practices significantly, but in reality, Khan Academy could not succeed the importance of a teacher in a classroom.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education. Khan, a former hedge fund analyst, created Khan Academy after using video tutorials to help his niece with algebra. About Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures , as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education. Khan, a former hedge fund analyst, created Khan Academy after using video tutorials to help his niece with algebra. About Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy.

Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Learning with 'e's

After seemingly stalling for a short time, MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ) seem to be graining ground again. With the potential for thousands of students to enrol together on MOOCs, learning through connection to this large network of learners became the foundation and the cornerstone. Quasi versions of open online learning already existed, such as the incredibly popular video based Khan Academy content. Photo by Steve Wheeler Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

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5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Massive Open Online Courses (Sometimes referred to as MOOCs) – MOOCs are readily available courses that are presented online. MOOCs are not an ideal way for most students to learn.

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge PodcastWhat’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living?

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

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Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, resourceful teachers and nonprofits like Khan Academy are still creating low-budget screencasts. But, in combination, they can represent a needed improvement over the standard lecture-based videos that prevail in most MOOCs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content. The successes of these museums are not because they used a MOOC platform; they are in spite of using a MOOC platform. I also questioned the increasing trend of ignoring the 50% of people who register for a MOOC but never participate.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 1

Bryan Alexander

The chapter is entitled “Map of the World”, and focuses on the rise of open courseware ( MIT OCW ) and MOOCs, with notes on flipped classes, Khan Academy , gaming (via Dragon Box ), and the Minerva Project (now Minerva Schools at KG ). The authors adds his own role in contributing to the #change11 MOOC, plus his initiation of the George Tech MOOC-driven computer science program. The Khan Academy video was by contrast a polished gem”, 890).

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Tools for professional-looking digital portfolios

Neo LMS

Just to give a few examples, Khan Academy , Crash Course , and popular MOOC sites like Coursera and edX have started a revolution in education, making their own content or their partners’ content (especially higher university institutions on Coursera and edX) available for everyone.

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Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

Edsurge

In my 2014 book “ MOOCS Essentials ,” I reflected on each aspect of the residential learning process and how developers of massive open online courses were trying to replicate those experiences virtually, or come up with ways to keep students engaged without direct teacher-student interaction.

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Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo. In particular, there is a need for interoperability between these alternative educational providers like MOOCs and the traditional educational system.

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This online high school is not going to change education

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’m pretty sure that this is not the first time this has been suggested or tried (MOOCs, anyone? Khan Academy? K12 and Connections Academy? The headline at eSchool News reads ‘ This online high school could change education ’ (a slight modification of the original headline at the Santa Cruz Sentinel ). Okay, I’m game. I’ll check it out… I read about the founders. I read that they’re trying to make the curriculum relevant for students (awesome!).

The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

It sounds like the MOOC mania of 2012 (the world’s education through video and LMS replaced with the world’s education through less expensive and/or editable textbooks), except this time the open advocates are spreading the platitudes rather than critiquing the platitudes. In that case, why does it matter if Khan Academy, Coursera or Curiosity.com have licensed their artifacts as copyrighted under a non-exclusive, log-in enabled viewing?

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. In 2017, reality took a massive swipe at the wobbly optimism of technology progressives.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I don’t fret much at all over some of what Clark raises: the acceptance and/or lack of broader cheer-leading for Wikipedia, MOOCs, or Khan Academy as success stories. I have a confession to make. I work in K-12 education in the U.S., and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** I suspect that some will claim that this is a difference without a distinction. Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. I beg to disagree.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

In order to reduce the amount of new content a teacher needs to make, YouTube videos, MOOC s, multiple choice questions and web-based resources can be combined. Some examples of leading online learning environments include Future Learn , The Khan Academy , EtonX , and K-12. MOOC-style lessons, webinars and using open-access tools like Google’s G-Suite or Microsoft’s Learning Tools are all options.

Watch That Hand: Why Videos May Not Be the Best Medium for Knowledge Retention

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From Khan Academy to massive open online courses (better known as MOOCs), digital instructional content is often delivered as videos. Yet Juan Cristobal Castro-Alonso argues that videos may not be the best medium when it comes to helping learners retain knowledge. The researcher, who is informally known as Cris Castro, works at the Center for Advanced Research in Education at the Universidad de Chile.

From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

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Coursera, edX, Khan Academy and other massive course providers run almost exclusively on HD video streaming—an innovation initially propelled by internet neutrality. Who knows how much ISPs will now bill MOOCs and others for eating-up vast chunks of bandwidth?

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Overall, the rise of online learning — from MOOCs to Khan Academy — makes “blended” learning that combines computer and live instruction feel normal to students. Dan D. Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. DALLAS — In December 1997, a sixth-grader at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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It’s worth reexamining how we’re recreating these educational walled gardens online—as we move from the heyday of MOOCs in 2012 to the gradual decline of open access courseware in 2017. These are the resources that are typically still free like MOOCs, Khan Academy videos, TED videos, and some adaptive learning platforms. Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received.

How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses?

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Some nonprofit colleges that produce MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, have experimented with different production methods. A few videos on Khan Academy, for instance, have attracted millions of views , even though they are essentially voiceovers of Sal Khan explaining concepts while he draws on a screen or annotates images. In an interview last year , Khan described his style as “enjoying the material” and letting that show as he talked in his videos. “I

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

So no, Khan Academy did not invent "personalized learning." Like a MOOC, but in the school gym. I was a guest at Desmos today. No, I won't speak at your startup. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

For my notes on Day 1 of this academy, which took place January 15, 2014, click here. edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC. Are teachers using Wolfram Alpha, Khan Academy, Think Through Math, etc when principal observes.

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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

MOOCs. Khan Academy. A Call For Homeschool 2.0. by Terry Heick. Recently, Emma Thompson made (some) British headlines for deciding to homeschool her daughter.

The Content Paradox

Improving Education Environments

It sounds like the MOOC mania of 2012 (the world’s education through video and LMS replaced with the world’s education through less expensive and/or editable textbooks), except this time the open advocates are spreading the platitudes rather than critiquing the platitudes. In that case, why does it matter if Khan Academy, Coursera or Curiosity.com have licensed their artifacts as copyrighted under a non-exclusive, log-in enabled viewing?

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the Golden Age of Education that never was

Improving Education Environments

Republished from edutechnicalities. The history of edutainment, a mid-20th Century portmanteau used to describe the mix of broadcast contents with an educational context, is a fascinating field, and Audrey Watters’ Story of The Learning Channel is an important addition to a critical reader on the relationship of broadcast media, ownership rights and the education superstructure.

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

Hack Education

Khan Academy was going to change everything. MOOCs were going to change everything. These are my prepared remarks, delivered on a panel titled “Outsourcing the Classroom to Ed Tech & Machine-learning: Why Parents & Teachers Should Resist” at the Network for Public Education conference in Indianapolis. The other panelists were Peter Greene and Leonie Haimson.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Khan Academy. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. ” Education Dive profiles Khan Academy’s Khan Lab School. (It It will be interesting to compare the success or failure of Khan Lab School with the failure of AltSchool. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Khan Academy. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology.

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Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables.

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