(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
So here is what I have learned so far from Khan Academy.
First, my son Benjamin and I reviewed the French Revolution, the rise of and fall of Napoleon the sordid history of France in Haiti in this series of videos.
Next, I learned more about the housing bubble in this series of videos.
My son Jacob, who is in 3rd grade, reviewed two digit multiplication in this video.
Khan Academy covers hundreds of topics, and is adding more. The main menu is here.
A bedrock assumption for any system of schooling, whether public or private, is that knowledge is scarce and must be imparted by trained specialists to students. Knowledge is no longer scarce, and our methods for communicating it have been evolving. Our training of specialists and pairing them with students leaves much to be desired.
I don’t know where all of this is going, but I am anxious to find out.