Arevhat Ginovyan teaches mathematics and informatics in the secondary school of the village of Chinchin, Tavush region. Her students use Khan Academy as a supplementary source of mathematical education. Mrs. Ginovyan is one of the teachers who participated in Khan Academy workshops and registered on the website. She says that following her participation her students have also been involved in the workshops and are now studying with the support of Khan Academy. “My students were excited to take part in the workshops, and are now actively using the Khan platform and are studying through video materials. At least 50% of the students in our school surely use the Khan platform in their study. Certainly, not all children have their own computers, but the majority uses phones to access the website.”
Mrs. Ginovyan believes that the platform is very comfortable for students: it is free of any charge, high-quality and in Armenian. Khan also renders a revision opportunity: in case one has not grasped the whole material or has missed anything, the website can be revisited, and the material revised and studied again.
“I have a student who has speech difficulties, but I can see he has used the website and answered the questions. I consider it very important that the children self-educate, studying with new tools and technology. My explanations may often be different from the interpretations in Khan Academy’s video materials, and children understand both of them, which is very efficient in terms of knowledge accumulation.”
The Armenian Office of Khan Academy organized 21 workshops for the students and teachers of borderline communities in Tavush region during October-December 2019. As a result, a significant number of students and teachers of schools in Tavush region now use Khan Academy’s website in Armenian and free of charge.