Do Khan Academy Videos Promote “Meaningful Learning”?

Kate Rix, Open Culture, Jun 20, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

If he really wanted to change our minds about this, he would have come to us and shown us in person, right? "It’s no small irony that Muller’s argument, that online instructional videos don’t work, has reached its biggest audience in the form of an online video. He launches right in, lecture style, with a gentle attack on the Khan Academy, which has famously flooded the Internet with free instructional videos on every subject from arithmetic to finance." This whole 'meaningful learning' argument is a canard. If the methods didn't work, critics wouldn't use them to criticize them. They'd do, well, whatever works. Whatever that is.

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