Kahn Academy: Revolutionary Education

Khan Do: The Khan Academy

I like Khan Academy.  I blogged about it last year, but it deserves a second shot.  This guy is revolutionary.  Teachers have been catching flak for years and some of it is downright evil.  Often the critics had trouble in school themselves and are insecure about their own inability and expect a wand to be waved and a shaft of light to illuminate the answer.  Kahn may be the shaft of light that is needed.  Watch this video, then go to http://www.khanacademy.org/ and TRY a short class.  Most are short and modular, but they seem to work.  Bill Gates (a college dropout) moderates the Q&A session and seems to like it.  M’gosh, he’s moderating it! – carlos

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About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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