The Khan Academy

Here is an interesting video about Sal Khan, of Khan Academy, who has the most popular (or one of the most popular) educational video channels on the Internet.

There were some interesting comments from the audience.

It is better to just see the blackboard and not a teacher.
The teacher is a distraction, and can even create pressure or tension.
We can go back or fast forward, as we wish.
Sal goes through the explanations simply and in an unrehearsed fashion.
He is logical and relaxing.

Check out his videos. I would like to do something similar for languages. Does anyone know what the best “blackboard” software would be? I am a messy writer and would rather type than write. Any advice?

One thought on “The Khan Academy

  1. Steve,These days one doesn’t need to speak or type… use Dragon Naturally Speaking software and just talk to your computer. The software works well… investigate first though…. I’ve been told if a non-English version is purchased, both that language and English is in the package. This was true in version 9 I don’t know about version 10… the current version. For version 9, I bought the English version and I liked it so well I bought the Spanish version and I discovered they were mutually exclusive!

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