Why I’m Ambivalent about Khan Academy
This semester at the UMass Boston Instructional Design graduate program, a number of us are studying blended learning environments.
Here is one person’s take on what “blended learning” means — and this person is Sal Kahn:
There are a number of ideas in this video that I’d like to write about… (..wait, I *have* written about it, though most of it sits somewhere within the walled garden of some UMB M.Ed INSDSG online discussion group… either that, or it’s in a draft blog post (there are more of those than I’d care to admit)) ..but, for today, I’d like to focus on one thought in particular:
I think Khan Academy is wonderful. I just wish he would end more of his videos with a series of open questions, for the student’s additional consideration and/or discussion.
What do you think?
(Don’t worry, here in the Meme Menagerie, where there aren’t 4+ million viewers, there’s no pressure. You can consider the question rhetorical)
Posted on October 15, 2012, in Instructional Design, Learning and tagged Education, Instructional design, Khan Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Methods and Theories, Salman Khan, Student, Teacher. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.