This article from mathelicious.com was forwarded to us yesterday on the dangers of Khan Academy.
“Instead, Khan Academy may be one of the most dangerous phenomena in education today. Not because of the site itself, but because of what it — or more appropriately, our obsession with it — says about how we as a nation view education, and what we’ve come to expect.”
Time will tell. As of this posting, we have yet to see any hard data on the effectiveness of Khan Academy in various student populations. The entire education community is looking forward to seeing that data as it becomes available. No matter the outcome, we commend Sal Khan for his efforts to bring education to the masses using technology.