Khan Academy: Anatomy of a Khan-troversy

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Khan Academy: Anatomy of a Khan-troversy

By Francesca Duffy on August 1, 2012

Our latest Storify gives some context to the ongoing media coverage of the Khan Academy. At first almost exclusively heralded as having the potential to be an education game-changer, the videos—and Salman Khan himself—have recently come under fire for what some say is questionable pedagogy.

Read more here.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2012/08/anatomy_of_a_khan-troversy.html

Tom McDonald’s Comments:

Individual learning outcomes will be optimized only if brain based, research proven, classroom proven, learning methodologies are integrated into the learning experience of each and every student.

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This is certainly a step in the right direction, but does not parallel the new learning model of: “instructor facilitated, truly personalized, learning, over time with instructor facilitated, truly personalized reinforcement, over time, in an instructor facilitated, truly personalized, blended learning environment, over time”

Where individual long term, learning, = Instructor Facilitated, Appropriate:  initial understanding, ongoing reinforcement, fluency/mastery, recall (eliminating forgetting), application, stick/behavior change, in the most effective and most efficient way possible

Tom

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