Thursday, October 6, 2011

Flip Your Class!

The Kahn Academy (, a free educational library that features thousands of educational videos and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, is causing quite a buzz in education. In this 10 minute interview the founder of Kahn Academy, Salman Khan, discusses how his videos help to create a “flipped classroom”, one in which the lecture is taken out of the classroom so that project-based learning can take place in the classroom. Kahn talks about how instructors are able to focus on “higher value” activities, such as simulations, discussions, and group work, when students learn the skills on their own time that are often taught face to face. After hearing his thoughts and ideas, you may want to consider a flip!

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