# Khan Academy vs Distance Calculus Comparison

Khan 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

Topic | MyMathLab® | Distance Calculus |
---|---|---|

Multiple Choice | No | No |

Use of Computer Algebra System | No | No |

Tied to Traditional Textbook | No | No, Reform e-Curriculum |

Recursive Grading | No | Yes |

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: Mar 17, 2020*

Review by: Rebecca M.

Courses Completed: Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus

Review: Fantastic courses! I barely made it through Cal 1, and halfway through Cal 2 I found this program. I took Cal 2 and then Multivariable and I just loved it! SOOOOOOO much better than a classroom+textbook class. I highly recommend!

Transferred Credits to: Tulane University

*Date Posted: Mar 17, 2020*

Review by: Rebecca M.

Courses Completed: Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus

Review: Fantastic courses! I barely made it through Cal 1, and halfway through Cal 2 I found this program. I took Cal 2 and then Multivariable and I just loved it! SOOOOOOO much better than a classroom+textbook class. I highly recommend!

Transferred Credits to: Tulane University

*Date Posted: Apr 29, 2020*

Review by: Harlan E.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II

Review: I did not do well in AP Calculus during my senior year in high school. Instead of trying to cram for the AP exam, I decided to jump ship and go to Distance Calculus to complete Calculus I. This was awesome! I finished Calculus I in about 6 weeks, and then I kept going into Calculus II. I started as a freshman at UCLA with both Calculus I and II done!

Transferred Credits to: University of California, Los Angeles

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### Getting Started

- 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