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Re: [school-discuss] This illustrates a success in Free-Open Education.

Ah, yes, spellling matrs, Mr. Kahn, but Mr. Klock has an excellent question. 

The interactive texts typically have integrated things that used to be in a workbook such as

* vocabulary learning techniques of various kinds

* fact checking

* analytical questions

* speculative questions leading to higher order thinking

What is missing that we could add to texts and/or videos?


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    Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:02:09 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx>
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Please watch your spelling, Mr. Klock. It's Khan who has the academy, not Kahn. If I ever do form my own academy, I won't put my name on it--I can just imagine the confusion. :-)

Joel Kahn

From: Mr. Klock <math@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [school-discuss] This illustrates a success in Free-Open Education.

I, for one, am eager to see whether non-interactive video lessons, or interactive computer-based problem sets (both of which are available on Kahn's website) are successful for particular groups of students.  We've heard lots of self-reported anecdotes of success from users of Kahn Academy, but there hasn't been any sort of rigorous, valid study of student outcomes, yet.  

My suspicion (backed by my own unscientific, self-reported anecdotal experience as a high school math teacher in an urban school) is that videos and interactive problem sets work well, for highly self-motivated students, but that hard-to-reach students will remain hard-to-reach.  

 James Klock

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