Khan Academy: Innovative Or Traditional?

Khan Academy: Innovative Or Traditional?

  • Field: Education

Michael Pershan.  (2012, July 6).  What if Khan Academy was made in Japan? [Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHoXRvGTtAQ

TED Talks.  (2011, March). Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education[Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

 

Instructor Notes (Please follow the teacher guide below)

EDU650 Week 4 Discussion 2:  Innovative or traditional?

Initial Post:  After you watch both videos, think about the focus of this week’s reading: delivering effective lessons that connect your students to learning.

Since you watch two videos, you should at least reference these two (and include the matching in-text citations where you used the referenced material).  Check the AWC, or google Purdue OWL for guidance.  Keep in mind that most of the references are listed under the Course Materials in the Modules area of our course.

How do you reconcile the two different perspectives on learning exhibited in the videos? 

Your response

What relevance do you see in each perspective? 

Your response

In what ways, if any, does either approach to teaching and learning reflect constructivism? 

Your response

If you were asked to pick a side to support, which strategy would have a greater impact on ensuring students master twenty first century skills?  Explain your thinking.

Your response

References  (Note.  You are referring to both videos so they need to be referenced).  Check the Course Modules for how to cite the course materials.  Check the W4 D1 Instructor Notes for citation examples.

Your response