e-ScholarsIs the future of learning moving online?
Education reform is a contentious issue around the world with teachers, parents, and politicians battling for the right to determine what and how subject material is taught in the classroom. The rise of online technology, however, has overseen a number of changes in the way children and adults are educated.
Salman Khan, founder of the world’s most popular online learning site, the Khan Academy, believes the current educational model is “broken” and is challenging the traditional method of classroom learning by offering thousands of free tutorials on his site. Covering topics from calculus to microeconomics to art history, his lessons have received millions of views on YouTube. As an increasing number of people use technology as part of their everyday lives, will online learning overtake physical classrooms?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Salman Khan @khanacademy
Founder & Executive Director, Khan Academy
Robert Murphy Social Scientist, Center for Technology in Learning
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