Beyond The Classroom: Education Speaker Salman Khan In Fast Company
With the advent of computers and the Internet, Khan says that we no longer have to follow a strict classroom based structure. Not only that, but we don't have to rush children to complete a certain segment of the curriculum even if they aren't fully comprehending the material. It doesn't have to be an expensive transition, either. Not every school has the budget to afford to purchase a brand new iPad for each student, for example. However, it's not out of the question to acquire $200 refurbished computers that several children can share. These tools can help take some of the burden off of teachers so that they can give more one-on-one time to students.
In his book, The One World School House, and his talks, Khan tells us why we need to bring our classrooms into the 21st century—and then explains how. He shares his own personal journey of turning a one man tutoring operation into the thousands of videos that populate his highly viewed website. He encourages us to rethink education and to imagine the possibilities that exist for learning when we use all of the tools at our disposal.