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One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education


http://youtu.be/z_AhtLPqluw
Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/

One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education
This story appears in the November 19, 2012 issue of Forbes.
The headquarters of what has rapidly become the largest school in the world, at 10 million students strong, is stuffed into a few large communal rooms in a decaying 1960s office building hard by the commuter rail tracks in Mountain View, Calif. Despite the cramped, dowdy circumstances, youthful optimism at the Khan Academy abounds.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2012/11/02/one-man-o...



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Seem brilliant, but buyer beware.

Don't think for a minute the powerful and government heads of state don't see this as the perfect technology to control and manipulate the information and teaching curriculum that will shape the thoughts of the entire world to fit the role as the conforming sheep they want us to all be. If the content of knowledge remains unlimited and uncensored, then this is a wonderful tool for people to learn as virtually everyone will have access to the most current accurate resources. However, if it is exploited to dictate what we learn as in most compulsory education it is just another step towards totalitarianism.

beephree

I was watching this

This morning and thought I would share it.

Salman Khan joins Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside chat about his new book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUHRaoD7d34

“I have joined your revolution and I’m proud to be part of what you want to do.” - Ron Paul

At 6:30 they talk about solving 10 problems in a row to advance.

That's kind of how it is here.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Bump!

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I mean, "woof!"

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thanks for posting...!!!

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Has anyone read his book "The One World School House"?

If so, could you please post a book review? Thanks. This question is in reference to the question and answer beginning at the 3:09 mark.

I don't want to draw any generalizations, yet, until I know the facts, but can you see where my concern is? I'm not really big into the whole "One World" ideology myself. However, I have heard some great things about his program. I'll withhold judgement until I have more data with which to make an informed decision, which is why, I hope, that someone who has read his book "The One World School House" will post a quick book review.

Thanks B.T. for posting this video.

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BUMP.

BUMP.

Or how the power of the market and innovative entrepreneurship is now *DESTROYING* ALL the statist arguments - and it's a massacre! - on education LARGE scale (which is basically: steal at gun point from everybody to waste it on a select few - am I right... or am I right?)

KhanAcademy's Return On Investment : in the 1,000% ballpark (***).

Mwahahahaha.

Well. More seriously.

Beat that (***), anyone.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Oh But Who's Going to Repair the ROADS?

Dr. William Anderson’s superb article concerns a subject some of the Shooters and I have been kicking around recently. Our focus was on why governments shouldn’t build roads at all, part of which is that it is always inefficient to filter money through some bureaucracy. Between waste, the misallocation of funds to pay for the departments and personnel, inferior products, social engineering, and the inevitable corruption when tax dollars are being scattered around “public” roads are a very poor solution to the problem of how to move traffic from points A through Z.

As is always the case, unfettered private enterprise and a free market would be less expensive, generate real profits, and lead to better roads that reflected the true needs of traffic. Toll roads are also how the Founding Fathers dealt with problem.
http://dailyreckoning.com/why-government-shouldnt-build-roads/

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Thank you for sharing this! Very interesting. Bookmarked.

Thank you for sharing this! Very interesting. Bookmarked.

Ah, even THAT "road" joke won't be funny anymore, falling flat with blank looks, some day!

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The real beauty of this

It all started from a personal need.

When Khan was tutoring a cousin or niece he decided to put up a You tube when other relatives asked for help. That You tube got a million views so he just kept on and then Bill Gates discovered it and started funding Khan.