The “flipped classroom” — that’s what educators are calling a new model for learning that has students taking online lessons at home and coming to class for higher level applications. The Khan Academy has been highly profiled in education news and continues to grow and create more appealing hooks for the modern learner.
Khan Academy started out as a database of educational videos for students to reference when they needed a hand with their math or science homework. Now, Khan Academy is exploring even more school subjects and incorporating data tracking technology that allows teachers to assess students’ progress and hangups.
With this new program, students learn their subject in a self-paced environment and then come to class to complete projects alongside their peers and with the assistance of their teacher. Salman Khan says he believes taking the responsibility off the teacher that requires them to be responsible for teaching core curriculum will give them the freedom they need to be able to use their creativity to teach and give students a vibrant learning experience that will be remembered.
Watch this Edutopia video to find out more about how the “flipped classroom” model is changing the classic classroom.