Learning on the Web

Imagine a world where educational content is available online for free.  Well, that future is essentially here.

The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos. We are providing $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages.

What started out as the founder making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

I haven’t gotten the chance to check out the videos myself, but the online testimonials are astounding.  What do you think about learning on the web?   Could they potentially replace in-person learning?

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