Digital Education – Storytelling and the Internet

Continuing on from the last post regarding RSAnimate, I just wanted to throw another pioneer of online education and communication.

Salman Khan started tutoring his niece on Maths (sorry to the Americans out there but I still include the “s”), by doing little digital lecture workshops and tracking her progress. It helped that he has a capacity with software programming and a range of different skills that made him particularly adept at weaving together the digital content.

What I appreciate is the simplicity of the format. A single voice, drawing simple diagrams to support the discussion, in short bursts of very specific information. Below is an example; he walks through a VERY brief introduction to evolution, but my personal favourites are his explanations of financial processes.

For more, here is a link to the Khan Academy website.

What is the impact of a compelling story?

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