Khan Academy versus Distance Calculus ComparisonKhan Academy is a wonderful resource for calculus and other subject instruction, featuring video lectures on a massive number of topics.
Khan Academy is free. Usually Khan Academy is used by teachers to assign to their students the watching of various lectures in support of their courses, or for students who are seeking help with their homework and looking for extra instructions.
Keep in mind, however, that these Khan Academy "courses" do not grant academic credit. They are presented more as a resource for learning, and certainly an awesome resource! But if you "enroll" in one of these courses and start engaging the course materials and lectures, you will not be on a path towards earning academic credits for these courses.
Perhaps someday Khan Academy courses will grant academic credit, but for now, they do not.
If you are looking for a non-credit alternative to just learn the course materials, Khan Academy is an excellent resource.
But if your goal is to earn academic credits for your Calculus course effort, you need to seek out an academic credit-granting program, like Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University.
Comparison of OpenCourseWare @ MIT; vs Distance Calculus
|Use of Computer Algebra System||No||No|
|Tied to Traditional Textbook||No||No, Reform e-Curriculum|
|Comprehensive Course System||No, just video lectures||Yes|
|Drill & Practice||No||No|
Here are a few videos about Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Is Distance Calculus for You?
Success Indicators for Distance Calculus
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2020
Review by: Sean Metzger
Student Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Completed: Differential Equations
Review: A lifesaver. When I found out I needed a course done in the last weeks of summer I thought there was no way i'd find one available, but this let me complete the course as quickly as I needed to while still mastering the topics. Professor always got back to me very quickly and got my assignments back to me the next day or day of. Can't recommend this course enough for students in a hurry or who just want to learn at their own pace.
Transferred Credits to: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Date Posted: May 21, 2020
Review by: Chester F.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I did not enjoy Calculus I at my school. I retook Calculus I, and then Calculus II, over the summer via Distance Calculus and it was awesome. I started my sophomore year back on track and ready for my physics classes. I struggled with the MathLive software but I guess it was alright.
Transferred Credits to: University of North Carolina
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2020
Review by: Abdul J.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: This was the best class! So much more interesting doing the computer math than a boring lecture class. Diane was so responsive and helpful. I recommend this course.
Transferred Credits to: Villanova University
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
- P0: Getting Started:
- P0.1: Welcome
- P0.1.a: Welcome to the Course
- P0.1.b: Equipment You Will Need
- P0.1.c: Communication
- P0.1.d: How The Course Works
- P0.2: Installing Software
- P0.3: Webcam For Creating Videos
- P0.3.a: Introduction
- P0.3.b: Setting Up The Camera
- P0.3.c: Windows: Using Movie Maker
- P0.3.d: Macintosh: Various Recording Software
- P0.3.e: 2010 Webcam Update
- P0.4: Handing In Your Work
- P0.4.a: Using FTP Uploader
- P0.4.b: Checking Your Hand-In Folder
- P0.4.c: 2010 Update: Handing-In Your Work
- P0.5: Using Your Scanner
- P0.6: Getting HW Back