Thursday, April 6, 2017

Teachers: Khan-style online tutorials go 2.0 with new technology - PETER WEST, eCampus News

Khan Academy-style tutorials go 2.0, humanizing online learning thanks to the LightBoard. This next stage of evolution of tutorials allows students to get an enhanced experience with a more personal connection between the student and the teacher. Students no longer view only writing with a disembodied voice. They now get to see their teacher, complete with facial expressions, gestures and all the “human” things that make person-to-person explanations appealing. While nothing can replace a one-to-one, face-to-face explanation, this is better than anything in the past. This type of tutorial is simple to make; any teacher who can stand at a board, write with a standard marker and explain a concept can now make tutorials—no digital pens and touch-enabled devices needed, and almost no technical knowledge required. http://www.ecampusnews.com/ed-tech-leadership/khan-online-tutorials-lightboard/

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