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Kahn Academy An Educaitonal Miracle

March 31, 2015

Education

Written for Canadian Community News by Mike Sterling

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 Early in the computer age, it was felt by many that education would be the major winner.  Education was ranked right up there with business use of computers.

It's taken a long time for the impact to be felt.  Of course computers are used daily by students to prepare reports and do Internet searches for information.  How much is the computer used to teach?

For those of you who have not heard of the Kahn Academy, the world's largest educational source, take a look at the now old 2013 Video

 

Salman Khan and Charlie Rose

There is little I can say that will top what Khan has to say.  Please take the time to listen and watch the video. 

After you do that, take some of the free courses that are offered.  Yes, you the adult.  Take them.  What subject?  Pick something you had trouble with early in life.

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I've known people who fear things that they refuse to learn.  They had some sort of a learning daze or something as a child.

That's a sure sign of a person who has too much ego to recover from an early failure.  Get over it and teach yourself something.  Your kids and grandchildren will help you.

Bring out that old subject.  What is it? Fractions, History, Geometry, Calculus, simple Trigonometry?  What?

Once you've looked at a few of these 10 minute snippets of learning, get your kids and grandkids to help themselves to learn ... form a partnership.

Just go to www.youtube.com and look for Khan Academy and the subject.

 


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