I have been reading a lot into the Khan Academy recently. An inspirational online learning community who are not-for-profit and have the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
Salman Khan has personally produced over 2,100 videos on subjects from Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Geometry, History and Economics to name a few. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
[Khan Academy Online 2011]
Salman’s video on TED also explains things in a bit more detail and I have been considering how useful this resource would be when attempting to FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM. The Flipped Classroom is a concept that I personally will be piloting in session 2011/2012.
Enjoy Salman at TED and let me know what you think about flipping your class.