A-Z Tools & Technologies: Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. The stated mission is to provide ‘a free world-class education for anyone anywhere’.

In the video below, Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of free educational videos in many subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for tutors to consider flipping the traditional classroom script – give students video lectures to watch at home, and do ‘homework’ in the classroom with the tutor available to help…

Students can sign up and choose from thousands of lessons to learn something new.

Educators can check out the resources for using Khan Academy in their classroom. The toolkit provides ideas, materials and inspiring stories from teachers who share how they’ve integrated Khan Academy into their classrooms.

For more information about Flipped Classroom please see our recent blog post: http://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/moodle/2013/11/11/flipped-classroom/

Are you, or have you considered, flipping your classroom? What are/were your experiences? What are the enabling/hindering factors?

Phil

Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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