Ed Tech., Personalized Learning, and Khan Academy
(Skoll) by Sarah Zak Borgman.
Imagine that you only learned how to swim 75 percent? Or that you only learned how to ride your bike 75 percent? Or as a pilot, you only learned how to fly an airplane 75 percent? We’d likely feel the downside of partial mastery, with scrapes and bruises—or worse–along the way. As silly as this sounds, this is the framework we’ve agreed to as a society for children’s education throughout most of the world. You earn a 75 percent on a test, and you take that “C” grade into the next school year, never fully comprehending the subject matter. Why do we allow this?
The most recent Economist Magazine takes a deep dive into this subject from many different angles, including “Ed-Tech” and personal learning. It explores how our Skoll Awardee, Sal Khan asked this fundamental question when he developed his interactive video platform that allows and encourages students to move at their own pace. What began as a way for Khan to tutor remotely a cousin struggling with math, has become Khan Academy, a free, world-class online resource used by some 100 million people annually across the globe.https://testprepprofessionals.com/ed-tech-personalized-learning-khan-academy/https://i0.wp.com/testprepprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/essay.jpg?fit=736%2C535&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/testprepprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/essay.jpg?resize=135%2C135&ssl=1Pilot TestingACT,ed tech,khan,Khan Academy,sal khan,SAT,test prep(Skoll) by Sarah Zak Borgman. Imagine that you only learned how to swim 75 percent? Or that you only learned how to ride your bike 75 percent? Or as a pilot, you only learned how to fly an airplane 75 percent? We’d likely feel the downside of partial mastery, with...Kevin OrganisciakKevin Organisciakinfo@testprepprofessionals.comAdministratorTest Prep & Tutoring Professionals (TPP) began as a PR clipping service through Linkedin. TPP quickly gained momentum and became a niche consulting service to small and medium sized tutoring, test prep, and admissions consulting firms. We've been around for just over 6 years. Our founder, Kevin Organisciak, spent ten years as a senior executive with Kaplan Test Prep. He earned distinctions and awards, culminating with his induction to the Kaplan Fellows, President's Circle, and Kaplan Leadership Development Program. During his tenure, Kevin worked on over 120 marketing campaigns, drafted 150 budgets, oversaw a Six Sigma operating environment, and trained and developed over fifteen now VPs and Senior Directors. That last piece is what led Kevin to coaching and consulting.The Association for Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring Professionals