“First time I smiled doing a derivative”
- a comment on one of Khan Academy’s videos on YouTube
Salman Khan speaks at the TED conference and talks about much more than a few educational videos. He calls for teachers to consider “flipping the traditional classroom” — give students video lectures to watch at their own pace, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help [a variation of what Bill Gates suggests to the Governors].
On Traditional Education: “Imagine learning to ride a bicycle… you can’t quite stop… I stamp you with a C… now ride a unicycle.”
“Here I was, an analyst at a hedge fund, it was very strange to do something of social value,” Khan says self-deprecatingly about his beginnings in using YouTube to educate. All I can say is “So glad you’re here, Khan.”