Sunday, January 08, 2012

MC2 Post 1158 But I'm Not Good At MATH

But I AM Learning....

I Like to Read, hence my use of Audible.  The Current Best Sellers is Fine, but I seem to gravitate to Non-Fiction which include a lot of Cosmology and Physics.  That means a fair grasp of mathematics which I'm not that well-versed on.  

Mathematics, if you've ever seen the tv show called Numbers, are pretty important to any branch of Science.  At it's a good stepping stone to some pretty cool stuff.

A while back I mentioned Khan Academy because  I thought it was an excellent Learning Tool. 

This weekend a Special on Education in America on CNN featured a pretty detailed segment on the Khan Academy Videos being used with some amazing results in Real Schools. 

And now Getting funding by Google and Gates and other interested educational foundations.

This was the brainchild of one man, an uncle trying to help his niece learn with one-to-one video lessons.

His Story is Here on Wikipedia:

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit[1] educational organization, created in 2006 by Bangladeshi American[2] educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT. With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,600 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching Mathematics, History, Healthcare & Medicine, Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Economics, Cosmology and Computer Science. 



The Tools He Used to Create the Lessons:


Yahoo Doodle
You Tube
Wacom Tablet
SmoothDraw 3

A Free Version is available here:

Screen Capture with Camtasia Studio


The Lessons He Created WILL 
Blow Your MIND.


Basic Probability
A Taste of the Lesson:

 I think Khan Academy and the 
iTunes U Lecture podcasts are just






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