Building complex reasoning skills online through open-ended activities
How might we design open-ended activities for online platforms which help students develop complex reasoning skills while still delivering rapid feedback?
The Early Product Development group at Khan Academy began investigating this question in early 2017. Since then, we’ve worked with teachers across the country to run classroom pilots and to iterate on our solution.
We’ve created a prototype learning platform that offers students rapid feedback by choreographing an intricate dance between students, their respective ideas, expert-authored model work, and lightweight teacher facilitation. There’s still much to do, but now that our latest pilots have received glowing reviews from teachers and students, we’re thrilled to share our approach.