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My own critique from watching a few videos on Khan Academy is that I hate how he makes mistakes sometimes and just leaves them in. (And corrects them in the next video)

I know that's his philosophy. But as someone who's a rules-based learner, it makes it really hard to learn anything when I start focusing on a mistake and wondering how does this fit with the general rule, etc.

And beyond that I find it much harder to unlearn something wrong than to learn the right thing to begin with.

It might be a good philosophy and practical for classroom teaching, but he needs to use the advantages electronic media offers and do some editing. At least to remove anything that's really going to throw a student off and possibly even discourage them.




It might be a good philosophy and practical for classroom teaching, but he needs to use the advantages electronic media offers and do some editing. At least to remove anything that's really going to throw a student off and possibly even discourage them.

Leave the mistake in and then correct it.

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I don't understand. Are you disagreeing?

I think leaving the mistake and correcting later is very confusing and possibly discouraging to students. What is your response to that?

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I think leaving the mistake and correcting later is very confusing and possibly discouraging to students. What is your response to that?

In the same video, note your mistake and correct it.

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Why not just re-record the video, or design the videos such that they can be stitched together from small manageable sub-videos that can be easily and quickly re-recorded. There are plenty of times when he "clears the screen" and these would be perfect opportunities to edit together "good" sub-videos in the lesson.

I don't see why you would want to leave the mistakes in there. Someone might not grasp the correction!

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That would be better. I think a lot of times he doesn't realize the mistakes until they've been published. And maybe he has a rule he doesn't re-edit videos after they've been published?

I just remember getting incredibly frustrated after basically learning the wrong thing in the first video and then having it corrected in the second.

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My guess is that he doesn't edit videos after publishing because he likes the youtube stats?

Maybe youtube isn't the best medium for his videos and he should instead find an option that allows and easily facilitates future edits.

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