I've now expanded my research for this course assignment beyond Khan Academy, and have learned that the term "flipped classroom" is not original to Khan. It seems that around 2005 various people began advancing the notion of video lectures. Since every American educational idea gets product-branded before it gets a theory or articulated practice, it comes as no surprise that in those early days various names vied for preeminence, most notably "blended learning" and "reverse instruction."…Continue
I've taken on the task of learning about Khan Academy and exploring its advantages, disadvantages and potential, as a differentiated assignment that the instructor was kind enough to allow me to do. This is part one, reporting on my initial impressions.
For anyone reading this (if there is anyone other than the instructor!), here is a brief summary of what Khan Academy claims to do:
Video instruction: The site contains over 2700 short…Continue