CCs look at self-paced, online tutorials

Self-paced, online courses backed by data analytics could help community colleges get remedial students up to speed, said Khan Academy founder Salman Khan in a keynote speech at the American Association of Community College convention.  Some community colleges are creating their own online tutorials, often geared to remedial students.

 

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  1. Color me skeptical. It may sound wonderful, but the chief problem in implementation is going to be discipline. In my experience, remedial students tend to need a *lot* of hand-holding. I’ll bet that most students who find themselves in a remedial class lack the self-discipline to complete an online course, especially one that is self-paced.