Monday, August 08, 2011

Review: TED Talk by Salman Khan on education

This is my oldest daughter's review of a TED Talk: Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education:

Salman Khan was tutoring his cousins. But there was a problem, he was living in Boston, and his cousins lived in New Orleans. As a tool to help his cousins he began to put his lectures on Youtube.

The results shocked him.

First his cousins like recorded Youtube Khan better than the real deal, and second he got really great reviews.

Khan relized that there are many benefits to a recorded lecture. Things like pause, repeat, or repeat something that you should have learned a long time ago, alow students to comfortable go at their own pace.

For several years Khan continued to put these videos up on Youtube. Now he and his team have a website designed to help teachers and students.

Here's the video:

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