Thursday, February 23, 2012

Khan Academy and Flipping from Ted Talks

My colleague, Jeff Feinstein, sent me this link to the "Ted Talk" video by one of the promoters of "flipping the classroom." Here's the blurb from the you tube site: "Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help."


timstahmer said...

Kahn did not originate the concept of the "flipped classroom". Karl Fisch began experimenting with the idea and writing about it on his blog before everyone began flocking to Khan Academy (for example see this article by Daniel Pink from September 2010: And Karl freely admits that he was building on concepts from other sources. Such as those discussed in the 2008 book Disrupting Class by Christensen, Horn and Johnson.

Give Kahn credit for recording a popular collection of how-to videos. The creative ideas behind his site originated with others long before anyone heard of his Academy.

George Coe said...

Thanks. I corrected the entry.