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Old 06-26-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Default Cool Silicon Valley Educational startup - The Khan Academy

This is a really great free resource for anyone who is either in school or wanting to help tutor someone who is. The main focus so far is on math and science instructional videos. Sal Khan is a sharp guy (MIT, Harvard grad) who has assembled a pretty impressive team in this ambitious effort to educate the world. Gates is also behind the effort.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM95H...feature=relmfu

Khan Academy

Derek
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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Isn't it amazing that most of the instruction that one needed to have for a Bachelors or even a Masters is now available free and online. Except for the actual hands on experience and tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, A standard college education is quickly become obsolete as we know it. We truly are living through a great age of change. In the 1980's or even the 1990's you could not even dream of having all this information at your fingertips in your own home without amassing a huge paper library.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I'm pretty familiar with what Khan has been doing, and I suspect that it will significantly contribute to a revolution in public education within this decade.

MIT's Open Course Ware is pretty impressive too:

Free Online Course Materials | Courses | MIT OpenCourseWare
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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I'm pretty familiar with what Khan has been doing, and I suspect that it will significantly contribute to a revolution in public education within this decade.

MIT's Open Course Ware is pretty impressive too:

Free Online Course Materials | Courses | MIT OpenCourseWare
Thanks for the MIT link - very nice indeed.
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