Sunday, September 04, 2011
WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education
WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education: MF – It’s great to see people innovating… He’s got a lot of publicity because Bill Gates is promoting him and saying he’s his kid’s favorite tutor. But go on Alison and look at Math Planet out of Sweden. It’s much more in-depth. He (Khan) is a pioneer. But there’s the old clich�of pioneers getting arrows in their back! I tremendously admire what he’s done. But is it sustainable? Some of his courses are terrific. And he, personally, has a great knack at creating those courses. But a lot of people can do what he is doing. Is it a stable business plan? One thing it is doing is it’s showing the power of video. Video is so easily and quickly created. It all goes down to quality… Harvard is harvard because it constantly puts together good students and good courses.