The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
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18-04-2011, 05:18 AM (This post was last modified: 18-04-2011 05:21 AM by Kikko.)
RE: The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
(17-04-2011 11:12 AM)Norseman Wrote:  I'm up to 155.000 points! any better?

How much time have you spent there?:O I've done about 2 hours and got only 80k points (24 proficient excercises).

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18-04-2011, 11:24 AM
RE: The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
(18-04-2011 05:18 AM)Kikko Wrote:  
(17-04-2011 11:12 AM)Norseman Wrote:  I'm up to 155.000 points! any better?

How much time have you spent there?:O I've done about 2 hours and got only 80k points (24 proficient excercises).

I'm up to 215.366 now. Big Grin I am currently working 12 hour night shifts. Our job working nights is picking up the leftovers from day shift. This normally takes 4-5 hours, so the remaining time i now spend either on Khan academy or TTAF.
I figure that if i spend enough time getting clever on Khan, maybe I'll have a head start if I ever go back to real school.

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19-04-2011, 03:38 PM
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How does that point system work ? I don't get it. Captain Obvious to the rescue please... Sad

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20-04-2011, 12:18 AM
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(19-04-2011 03:38 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  How does that point system work ? I don't get it. Captain Obvious to the rescue please... Sad

You get points for every problem you solve, every skill you master and every video you watch. You also get points for the badges you earn. There are badges for all sorts of things.
Oh, and I am up to 307.515 now! Big Grin

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21-04-2011, 02:27 PM
RE: The Future of Education - Khan Academy - Changing the World!
(20-04-2011 12:18 AM)Norseman Wrote:  
(19-04-2011 03:38 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  How does that point system work ? I don't get it. Captain Obvious to the rescue please... Sad

You get points for every problem you solve, every skill you master and every video you watch. You also get points for the badges you earn. There are badges for all sorts of things.
Oh, and I am up to 307.515 now! Big Grin

Sounds like a Skinner's Box type of mechanic but hey , if it works and educates people , why not.
What can you do with the points , BTW ?

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27-04-2011, 01:22 AM
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(21-04-2011 02:27 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  What can you do with the points , BTW ?

they bring me happiness.. Blush

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21-05-2011, 03:14 PM
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Sal (on Khan academy "About") Wrote:I was born and raised in New Orleans, Lousiana. My mother was born in Calcutta, India. My father was born in Barisal, Bangladesh.

If you believe in trying to make the best of the finite number of years we have on this planet (while not making it any worse for anyone else), think that pride and self-righteousness are the cause of most conflict and negativity, and are humbled by the vastness and mystery of the Universe, then I'm the same religion as you.
If education is the key to a better world, this Sal guy deserves a Nobel-price.



I finally found the time to dig into this site today.
I've started with economics. Quite a novel topic for a techie like me.
Thanks to everyone here referring to this site. I can finally start filling the gaps in my knowledge.

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