Netflix CEO Wants to Bring Binge Watching to Education

He says that binge education is "tremendously engaging in the same way that binge entertainment is—you’re in control."
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan spoke at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit about how they feel technology will impact the future of education.

Said Hastings, "My first binge was calculus. I got to college, I hadn’t had much calculus, and the college I went to had a self-paced program . . . I loved it. I could just go at my own pace, and it was a fantastic experience. It was tremendously engaging in the same way that binge entertainment is—you’re in control. Like reading a whole book in one night, it’s a normal experience to do that. There are things like TV once a week, or having your physics class once a week, which are artificially regulated.”

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