Is Khan Academy heading in the wrong direction, back to being institutionalised?

What I originally thought was interesting about Khan Academy was how it worked outside the norms and mechanisms of institutional education. It seemed that just turning over the keys to the learning resources, and letting people choose what they wanted, rewind and fast forward without supervision, led people to feel empowered to organise their own … Continue reading

Features, benefits and questions raised by @KhanAcademy: notes on a talk by Salman Khan

Here’s a video of Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, speaking at the Good Experience Live conference in April 2010. My rough notes on the video are below, followed by some questions it raises. Background Salman Khan describes himself as a former maths geek and was also an analyst at a hedge fund. He … Continue reading