Translating and implementing the Khan Academy in Brazil

Michael Trucano, EduTech, Jan 02, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Fascinating look at a project to implement the Khan Academy in Brazil. The usual problems surface (19 computers for a school of 650 students, etc) but reading between the main points we also see a transformative impact. For example, "Based on what is being observed in Brazil as part of the Khan Academy implementation, Mizne noted that, in practice, calling teachers for help is a last resort for many students, for a variety of reasons," including the ability to move at one's own pace, to review material, and to be sure they understand one thing before moving to the next.

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