Khan Academy vs 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: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Brian Finley
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I took Calculus II through Distance Calculus and can't recommend it enough. Being able to take the course at my own pace while I was working full time was tremendously helpful, especially since I hadn't taken a math course for 5 years prior. The instruction was excellent and the software they used to teach the course was intuitive and facilitated the learning process very well. This calc II class enabled me to take multivariable calc, linear algebra, and real analysis at Harvard University's extension school, which ultimately qualified me for the economics PhD program that I will graduate from next year. 8 years on, I'm still grateful to Professor Curtis and Distance Calculus.
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2020
Review by: Hannah J.
Courses Completed: Probability Theory
Review: Probability Theory was a great course. Very very thorough. I thought it would never end :). I was very prepared for my coursework in economics. Excellent refereshher of derivatives and integrals - really forced me to remember that stuff from freshman cal.
Transferred Credits to: Boston University
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020
Review by: Janice Flores
Student Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I highly recommend this course! Dr. Curtis is the best teacher and is ALWAYS willing to work with you to make sure you understand the subject. It was definitely a positive experience and the credits were transferred to my University with no problems! I definitely do not regret it and I had doubts in the beginning but if I had to, I would do it all over again!
Transferred Credits to: University of Central Florida
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