Salman Khan on Textbook
by Fikri Rasyid | Jul 2, 2013 | Uncategorized
The frank answer is, and they know it, this is not because of Khan Academy, otherwise I’ll be wearing bulletproof vest, i think the textbook industry is getting collapse very very very rapidly. And I think in ten years, the industry will not exist.
The reason is a kind of obvious. There are two things the textbook tries to do. It tries to explain some concept and it tends to do this in some kind of prose text that it does but even they have no idea about who’s reading what, it has no information that version five is actually better than version four, which is better than version three, there is no data to proof that…
In one of his Q&A session, Salman Khan was asked: How do you see textbook in the next five plus years? (paraphrased)
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