The One World SchoolhouseThe One World Schoolhouse

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a ...

Author: Salman Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455508396


Page: 400

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A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe. Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning. In The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things: How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning. Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to "mastery learning," abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now. More than just a solution, The One World Schoolhouse serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

The Content TrapThe Content Trap

Khan, The One World Schoolhouse. "She said that her entire family" Adams, "Sal Khan: The Man Who Tutored His Cousin–and Started a Revolution.” “a free world-class education” Colleen Walsh, “Education Without Limits ...

Author: Bharat Anand

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812995398


Page: 464

View: 778

“My favorite book of the year.”—Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy. Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers’ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors’ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves. Praise for The Content Trap “A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.”—Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME | IMG “The Content Trap is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.”—The Wall Street Journal

Teaching MachinesTeaching Machines

For more information on LTI, see 25. Khan Academy, “Press Fact ... S. Khan, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined (New York: Twelve, 2012), p. 15. 27. Ibid., pp. 46.

Author: Bill Ferster

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415413


Page: 216

View: 410

Teaching Machines provides invaluable new insight into our current debate over the efficacy of educational technology.

Education for Sustainable Happiness and Well BeingEducation for Sustainable Happiness and Well Being

The one world schoolhouse: Education reimagined. New York: Hatchette Book Group. References Bergmann, J., & Sams, A. (2014). Flipped learning: Gateway to student engagement. Washington: International Society for Technology in Education.

Author: Catherine O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248552


Page: 238

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In this innovative and cogent presentation of her concept of sustainable happiness, Catherine O’Brien outlines how the leading recommendations for transforming education can be integrated within a vision of well-being for all. Solution-focused, the book demonstrates how aspects of this vision are already being realized, and the potential for accelerating education transitions that enable people and ecosystems to flourish. Each chapter assists educators to understand how to apply the lessons learned, both personally and professionally. The aim is to support educators to experience themselves as change-makers with growing confidence to implement new teaching strategies and inspire their students to become change-makers as well—engaged in deep learning that develops character, connections with life, and invigorating collaborations that revitalize the very purpose of education.

The Smartest Kids in the WorldThe Smartest Kids in the World

A larger universe of math: In his book The One World Schoolhouse, Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, writes persuasively about the problem of stove-piping in U.S. schools: “Genetics is taught in biology while probability is taught in ...

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451654431


Page: 320

View: 549

Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.

The Economics of PeaceThe Economics of Peace

“Ifthat's true, then it'salso truethatasour worldgrows smallerand thepeople init more inextricably connected, the world itself comes to resemble one vast, schoolhouse.... like Khan Academyas a virtual inclusive I tothinkof extension of ...

Author: J. Frederick Arment

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618906


Page: 264

View: 399

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy and Tea Party movements, the “What now?” solution to economic disparity and power politics has been largely unarticulated. This work details how the Golden Rule ethic and a technology-driven global consciousness are causing epic shifts in our economic and governing systems. The evolution from nation-state capitalism to a collaborative economy with judicial governance is proving that prosperity is compatible with peace. With ten case studies of successful “Golden Rule” organizations and an innovative study of the reciprocal ethic, this book provides accessible, thought-provoking analysis of rapid worldwide change and forecasts a future of freedom, purpose and hope.

Khan Academy and Salman KhanKhan Academy and Salman Khan

In September 2012, British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton released The One World Schoolhouse: Education ... and practical changes that could lead to his ultimate goal: a free, worldclass education for anybody on the planet.

Author: Ariana Wolff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477779279


Page: 128

View: 239

The Internet is host to a world of information… and misinformation. At the Khan Academy—an online education site started by visionary Salman Khan—one can learn about such diverse subjects as whether there are different sizes of infinity, or if basketball star and regular contributor to the site LeBron James thinks it’s easier to make three free throws or one three pointer. That’s right: LeBron James is a regular contributor. And Bill Gates’s kids are regular visitors. Find out just who Salman Khan is and how he became a superstar magnet—and a superstar in his own right.

Race My Story Humanity s Bottom LineRace My Story Humanity s Bottom Line

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined. London: Hodder Stoughton. 2012. Print. note three Unearned Privilege I have often conducted what is. School • Author, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined230 B. Most of those ...

Author: Lauren Joichin Nile

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491703090


Page: 554

View: 722

Lauren Joichin Nile introduces what she believes is humanity’s racial bottom line with a compelling account of her personal experiences growing up in 1950’s and 60’s segregated New Orleans. In so doing, she posits what she believes is humanity’s universal racial story. Lauren explains how starting out from Southern Africa, fully formed human beings, over thousands of years, walked out of Africa, populated the entire rest of Planet Earth, and over 2,000 generations, physically adapted to their new environments, gradually taking on the appearance of the many races of modern-day humanity, making all of us literally one, biologically-related human family. She then provides an abbreviated account of some of the most significant events of humanity’s racial history and an explanation of how that history has affected the American racial present. She also analyzes a number of controversial topics, including whether there are truly superior and inferior races. Finally, Lauren shares what she believes are the specific actions that humanity must take in order to heal from our wretched racial past, realize that across the planet, we all truly can love one another and as a species, walk into a wiser, more empathetic, compassionate human future. Lauren Joichin Nile is an author, keynote speaker, trainer and licensed attorney who specializes in assisting organizations in increasing their emotional intelligence, compassion, and productivity. The goal of her work with organizations is to help create environments in which understanding and kindness are valued and as a result, every person is equally welcomed and uniformly appreciated irrespective of all demographic differences. The goal of Lauren’s speaking and training in the greater society, is to help the human species grow in both wisdom and compassion.

In Defense of a Liberal EducationIn Defense of a Liberal Education

130 The One World Schoolhouse: Salman Khan, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined (New York: Twelve, 2012). 132 Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić: Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, Remarks at the Closing Session of the UNESCO Global Forum on ...

Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247695


Page: 176

View: 880

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria argues for a renewed commitment to the world’s most valuable educational tradition. The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline. "I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host and best-selling author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted. Zakaria eloquently expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education—how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning—precisely the gifts of a liberal education. Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.