28 April, 2011

Teachers using technology to humanise the classroom

Founder Salman Khan talks to Bill Gates at TED 2011 about the concepts behind the Khan Academy, an online service providing "self-paced learning" that frees up teachers to focus on providing individual attention to meet individual student needs and encourages "peer-to-peer" teaching among students themselves. Khan has uploaded more than 2100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. Khan is American but his videos have become a global phenomenon. Do Pacific educators see any value in these approaches?

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