The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
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15-04-2011, 05:07 AM (This post was last modified: 15-04-2011 05:26 AM by DeepThought.)
The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
I just found something that I thought I'd share with everyone. It's about changing education and making it freely available to everyone.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

As we all know education (or lack thereof) and religion go hand in hand. More importantly thanks to Khan Academy people in 3rd world countries who previously couldn't have access to education can now go online and learn for free.

This wouldn't be possible without the internet, cheap netbooks, and large scale cheap wireless networks. This is freakin AWESOME! YAY for Science and Technology!

You should see this talk Salman Khan gives at TED. He literally gets a standing ovation at the end. When I see this sort of thing happening it makes me happier and more optimistic about humanities future.




Google recently awarded Khan Academy 2 million dollars through the 10^100 Project.
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15-04-2011, 05:26 AM
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I've been enjoying alot of Khan Academy's videos on biology and chemistry in the last 2 weeks. They're awesome and very clearly explained, and they're free for everyone.

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15-04-2011, 05:52 AM
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That looks amazing!! Showing it to a primary school math teacher friend now. I'll see what he thinks soon.

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15-04-2011, 08:51 PM
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Kikko: link please!

GVD: How did you embed the video in the post!?

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16-04-2011, 05:48 AM
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http://www.khanacademy.org/#browse

CTRL + F ''Biology'' (68 vids) or ''Chemistry'' (over 100 vids).

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16-04-2011, 11:29 AM
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That site is awesome!
I'm doing the math exercises. Haven't gotten to the parts I don't know yet, but it's still fun, because I get points. POINTS!!! It's like the smartest video game I've ever played! Every time i get ten in a row of something I get all excited like, "what did I unlock now!? Big Grin I'm gonna be a math God!! Big Grin

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17-04-2011, 12:24 AM
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(15-04-2011 08:51 PM)Norseman Wrote:  GVD: How did you embed the video in the post!?
Its easy to do in the full editor. There is a video embed icon on the right - looks like a tv with the old style antenna. select YouTube and paste the link to the video.

If you want to embed a video don't try pasting the embed code. That will not work here.
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17-04-2011, 06:19 AM
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Seems like a good idea.
There are a lot of great videos on iTunes from various universities.
This may be the future , Wikipedia , iTunes , Youtube - e-learning will dominate and if it's free the world has only to benefit.

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17-04-2011, 11:12 AM
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I'm up to 155.000 points! any better?

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17-04-2011, 03:58 PM
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YAY for world-wide education! Big Grin This is awesome; I'm so glad that there are people attempting to bring secular education (i.e. not missionaries!) to those who otherwise wouldn't have access to it.

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