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Let's use video to reinvent education

03/01/2011

Summary

In his TED Talk "Let's use video to reinvent education" Sal Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy, highlights some of the benefits of using video instruction in the classroom, which include:

  • Allowing students to learn at their own pace.
  • "Flipping" the classroom (having lectures as homework and working on problems/questions in class)
  • Allowing for mastery of skills.

Key Points

  • Student's prefer to learn at their own pace
  • The use of video encourages mastery and fills in gaps in learning
  • The use of video frees up time for application and problem-based learning

Ideas for application

  • Use video to catch students up on prerequisites
  • Use video lectures as homework

Link to full video
(Most useful section - 0:00-9:45)

Link to Khan Academy Website