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Case study: Khan Academy

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Case study: Khan Academy

  1. 1. <ul>Khan Academy Giorgio Sironi (Nest Group) </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Structure of the presentation </ul><ul>Case Study: Ex: Chocolat 3B </ul><ul><li>Description: Service, Target users, Main actors, Didactic objective, Business model
  3. 3. Screenshot Homepage + at least 4 significant screenshots showing significant features/IT Tools/Technologies Web 2.0 used
  4. 4. Strenghts, Weaknesses
  5. 5. Conclusions and take away </li></ul><ul>*We warmly recommend you to use a graphical uniformity among presentations </ul>
  6. 6. Description <ul><li>Service: educational videos for delivering content
  7. 7. Platform for exercises
  8. 8. Platform for coaching </li><ul><li>Tracking of students and their history as they change tutors
  9. 9. Tracking of topics and their reception by the class </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Description <ul><li>Users </li><ul><li>K-12 students
  11. 11. Adults </li></ul><li>Main actors </li><ul><li>Content creator (Salman Khan)
  12. 12. Platform creators (rockstar developers hired by the foundation)
  13. 13. Coaches: teachers who use the platform as main support </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Description <ul><li>Didactic objective: deliver content </li><ul><li>at the student's pace and with possibility of replay
  15. 15. at the student's time and will
  16. 16. and provide exercises targeting excellence </li></ul><li>Business model </li><ul><li>It's a foundation! (IRS-recognized 501c3)
  17. 17. Donation from Google, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Homepage
  19. 19. Homepage <ul><li>Video explanations of different depths </li><ul><li>2' introductions
  20. 20. TED talk </li></ul><li>Promoters are shown </li><ul><li>Bill Gates
  21. 21. Google </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Curricula
  23. 23. Curricula <ul><li>Variety of subjects </li><ul><li>Mathematics
  24. 24. Scientific subjects
  25. 25. Economics and finance
  26. 26. … </li></ul><li>Weaknesses </li><ul><li>Humanities (History, Literature)
  27. 27. Soft skills (writing) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Videos
  29. 29. Videos
  30. 30. Videos <ul><li>YouTube hosting </li><ul><li>Outsourcing lowers costs </li></ul><li>Features </li><ul><li>Categorization
  31. 31. Comments
  32. 32. Questions&Answers system powered by students who watched the video all over the world </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Practice sessions
  34. 34. Practice sessions <ul><li>Path of exercises of increasing difficulty
  35. 35. Randomly chosen exercises from a particular subject's archive </li><ul><li>The student has to get 10 in a row correct </li><ul><li>”targets mastery” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Coaching
  37. 37. Coaching <ul><li>Enables usage also in classrooms </li><ul><li>Students </li><ul><li>Knowledge map
  38. 38. Video progress
  39. 39. Exercises progress </li></ul><li>Teachers </li><ul><li>Tracking of students in time
  40. 40. Profile of students when they where with another teacher
  41. 41. Progress of the single student on a single topic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Strengths & weaknesses <ul><li>Comprehensive and consistent video content
  43. 43. Strong platform being built by some of the best developers in the world
  44. 44. No monetization: costs are high </li></ul>
  45. 45. Conclusions & take-aways <ul><li>Take-aways </li><ul><li>Videos and other reusable delivery of content frees up classroom time for exercise sessions
  46. 46. E-learning can track students for their whole academic life
  47. 47. Finer statistics means a better usage of resources </li><ul><li>Teacher stays with students currently left behind
  48. 48. Teacher can discover the problematic areas automatically
  49. 49. Proficient students (on a given topic) can tutor the others </li></ul></ul></ul>

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