[FoRK] E-Learning 2.0: Dense and entertaining

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jul 20 12:47:45 PDT 2012


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 01:38:19PM -0600, Tom Higgins wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> > Good points. I agree. Even for more traditionally feeling e-learning, there
> > are certain must-have features that many still don't get: Variable speed
> > playback (1.5x is my favorite), many short segments, easily replayable,
> > frequent quizzes to make sure you understood the short segment, closely
> > linked forum / knowledgebase, etc.
> 
> I have been going thru some of the elearning offerings. most of em get
> a point or two right but few that I have hit on get it mostly right.
> Khan Academy is a stunningly great example of doing it right, for the
> math section at least. I have also stared toying with doing the
> repetitive study group vector using google hangouts.

Speaking about online courses, https://www.coursera.org/ shapes up
to be just great. Khan is not so good in places.


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