Read The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined Online Free - A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe.
Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.
In THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things:
* How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago
* Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important
* How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals
* How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning
* Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.
Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to "mastery learning," abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.
More than just a solution, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.
|Title||:||The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
October 05, 2012
I am an English teacher in Israel in the Bedouin sector, a sector with multiple handicaps in education. I don't have a background in education but have been quite successful in teaching my students. Many of my unconventional methods were stumbled upon or found by trial and error. Salman Khan of t...
January 04, 2013
Really interesting book on several levels. First, the khan academy online lessons are great, and understanding the guy and vision behind the program is very worthwhile. Second, though a little utopian in its vision, the book is a good starting place for the "how would education be different if we...
April 17, 2013
This is the best book ever.
I know, I know, but it really is. I love the topics Sal covers, and how he basically lays this book out in an inculcative format that would make a decent knowledge map. The history of American education, the explanations about the science of learning, the way things wou...
February 06, 2017
Para entender melhor como alguma coisa funciona, temos que usar ou experimentar. E assim eu fiz, me cadastrei na KhanAcademy num curso de introdução à programação com PHP há uns dois anos. Fiz o curso todo, terminei, e achei genial. Saliento que já fui programador Cobol nos anos 1970, e depois pr...
January 06, 2013
When a colleague asked me about the educational philosophies of Salman Khan and the use of Khan Academy by my students to support their math journey, she wanted to know if this would put teachers out of a job. She wanted to know if I was worried. No way! For anyone who has had the opportunity to...
June 14, 2013
In “The One World Schoolhouse,” Salman Khan sets forth a compelling - though admittedly imperfect and imprecise - vision for the future of education based upon the success of Khan Academy, a not-for-profit website that features free ten-minute instructional videos, software-generated exercises, a...
January 26, 2013
First of all a thank you to Lynda Weinman, Lynda of lynda.com for giving every single one of the company's employees a copy of this book over the holidays. Books make the best gifts and when I start a job and first thing they hand me is a stack of free books I know I've landed in the right place...
January 09, 2013
I think of this book as a dream of Khan's. I do think it has some ideas for practical applications but on a large scale I find it hard to believe that this can be the future of education. The biggest obstacle is motivation for students. Khan doesn't address how to motivate students in general, he...
December 28, 2013
I love Khan Academy and owe to it many of my late successes in math and other quantitative subjects. Sal is not only a first-rate teacher, but also a brilliant engineer. Case in point, educators and authorities have been worrying for years over how to construct a system that takes into account th...
February 01, 2013
A couple of years ago, I started hearing rumors about some mysterious and amazing online learning tool called Khan Academy. Being well immersed in the literature on the evils of screen time for children and jaded about all the companies springing up to take advantage of insecure parents, I ignore...