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Khan Academy is one of the greatest things I have seen on the Internet. The guy is a great teacher and really does a fantastic job with his website. I can't see how people can be against this; I doubt online teaching will replace a regular teacher, but for places that don't have proper education facilities in the first place (qualified teachers, etc), then this is a great chance for those children in such areas.
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Why is it that i was hoping for some reference to Star Trek
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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While I believe KA is very helpful, I dont think it should ever supplement for learning. Great teaching is just so much better then online videos. In my opinion, Great Teaching>KA>Bad Teachers.
It's too bad you can't pause and rewind teacher lectures though. (Because sometimes not all of it "sticks" the first time you hear something.)
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I also highly disagree with guided note taking. These days teachers just write up notes and have students copy them down to use for study. This is sooo wrong. You're setting them up to know the answers you're going to put on the test. You'd think this would help scores but all it does is turn off the excitement of discovery. It turns off the passion of learning something new as one's own accomplishment.
I am not sure if I entirely agree with you. College is expensive, and I would love to finish it in the 4.5 or 5 years I think I am going to have to take.. (I transferred into mechanical engineering) - Some fundamental classes simply have to be taught that way due to the speed at which they have to be learned, like the class I am taking now, statics. (Not statistics, mechanics-statics. Applied physics to static systems) Lecture is very structured, and there is no self discovery, but I personally find it interesting due to its applicability to my major, and how what is learned there will be used in other classes such as mechanics and materials.

Discovery is the reason so many of my classes also include a lab component. Physics lab was fun for me when I was taking it, we even have calculus labs where we use computer applications (such as maple) to go about solving problems in different ways using our own intuition to figure out the concept of the problem. (Amusingly, I wish my calculus lecture was MORE structured.. though pure calculus is one of my less enjoyable classes due to my own bias)

As a college student, my professors have my utmost respect. The hours they put in.. heck, my calculus teacher had office hours today. On a SUNDAY! I would hate to have no access to the valuable resource of a knowledgeable professor.
Edited by christian_piper - 2/13/11 at 9:27pm
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Yay, lets let the teachers be even lazier!

Stupid idea.
This ^ is 1/4 of the story....

Let's teach 80 students like this in every class room and pay the "teachers" as little as possible to play the videos.....

This will be come to pass for 1 main reason.....

State Budget cuts....

The State Government can't pay for their retirements & teachers salaries, cuts have to be made somewhere...

Or did you not hear about all those officials who make 6 figured incomes when they retire?

Do you get the picture? (Or should I say video? LOL)

Believe it or not this is how poor socialist countries educate their college students, and that is a well known fact to educated people..

And finally, I close with this, if you think those government workers are going to give up their pay & retirements for the poor & middle class, you have another thing coming, and it's not State & Federal aid.... (An epiphany maybe..)

Everything happens for a reason....

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On a Saturday in the spring of 2004, Learning Technology Center staff taught 18 teams of Austin-area teachers and their fourth and fifth grade students how to use digital still and video cameras and video editing software to create instructional video projects. The teams each received a digital video "tool kit," including an Apple iBook laptop computer, software, digital still and video cameras, and a microphone.

The effort was part of a Technology Application Readiness Grant for Empowering Texas (TARGET) awarded by the Texas Education Agency to a collaborative of local private and public schools. The collaborative partnered with the LTC to provide the digital video training and resources to support fourth and fifth grade reading and language arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Ken Tothero led the LTC's effort to produce a training manual and resource CD-ROM, and to acquire the video equipment. Karen French and Claire Christerson conducted the day-long training sessions, which also included information on the benefits of using video in instruction, guidelines for assessing video projects, and strategies for managing group projects.

The teachers developed video project assignments for their classes. The students who received training helped their classmates learn to use the equipment. During the six-week project period, the LTC sent email newsletters reminding classes of project milestones and providing additional production tips. Another half-day training session was conducted in mid-April as the classes wrapped up their projects. All the projects were screened at a "film festival" in late April and three projects entered into AISD's competitive film festival.

The LTC will provide the same workshops and activities for AISD teachers in 2005. Students in the College’s teacher preparation program will conduct the training workshops.
I'd say there was a head start on this some time ago..

Maybe some day soon our kids will go online to have school, anyone else think this is a plausible possibility?
Edited by _GTech - 2/13/11 at 9:24pm
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My mum is a teacher, and trust me they need that extra time off from work. It's a stressful job, and there's lots of after hours work to do.

And no, they don't get paid enough.
Ask her what is harder, being a teacher or a concrete finisher?

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Maybe some day soon our kids will go online to have school, anyone else think this is a plausible possibility?
Online classes.. can be good, but they are often much worse than real ones. I know I cannot learn math online.. though economics was fine.

I avoid online courses as much as possible, they just dont work as well.

As long as I have the option, I will have my kids taught by real teachers. If I don't have that option, I will homeschool them..
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Not going to make it.
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When I was at university, all the lecture notes were made available online after the lecture, so if you missed one you could still get the notes.

Many people thought this would be enough to pass the modules. It wasnt.

You need someone there who can explain things in more detail and put them into context, otherwise you dont really learn, you just regurgitate information.
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Online classes.. can be good, but they are often much worse than real ones. I know I cannot learn math online.. though economics was fine.

I avoid online courses as much as possible, they just dont work as well.

As long as I have the option, I will have my kids taught by real teachers. If I don't have that option, I will homeschool them..
Online History worked out pretty well for me. Physics though, was quite boring.
It varies with the subject.
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