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Research on the use of Khan Academy in schools

Research on the use of Khan Academy in schools

http://www.sri.com/sites/default/files/publications/2014-03-07_implementation_briefing.pdf

In recent years, Khan Academy has become one of the most prominent pioneers among a new generation of digital learning organizations in K-12 education. Khan Academy had about 10 million unique users per month as of February 2014, up from about 144,000 per month in early 2010. Around 65% of users are in the United States. The sheer volume of the traffic, as well as its rapid growth, indicates the worldwide hunger for quality online instruction, especially in math, and the value that Khan Academy provides to its users.

“The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and developed by SRI International, involved 2,000 students in grades 5 through 10 between 2011 and 2013. The students were scattered across nine different schools, all of which used the materials from Khan Academy to varying degrees. At the end of the study, 85 percent of teachers said they thought Khan Academy had a positive impact on students’ learning.”

 

Stephen

Posted on: May 29, 2014, 7:02 am Category: Uncategorized

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