Episode 73: It’s the information age, Barbara!

Why do we teach the way we do and why do students have to attend classes face-to-face? These are some of the questions Barbara asks in her segment, “Is Higher Ed Ready for the Challenge?” Citing old-fashioned structures and false assumptions, Barbara urges institutions of higher learning to look more closely and critically at how classes are offered and how semesters are structured. Listen to this lively conversation with Barbara and Chris and learn more.

Chris introduces us to Khan Academy, an excellent online repository of over 2100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises teachers can use to save time and help students learn concepts in other ways. Find out more about Salman Khan and his interesting story by visiting the site and watching the video.

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