Education: Khan Academy

In the past few years, you may have heard the buzz about Khan Academy. Or perhaps, you experienced the online education/tutoring service for yourself. Khan Academy is a non-profit, educational organization that was created in 2006 by Salman Khan to offer a “free, world-class education” to everyone. By 2013, the company’s services were used by about 10 million students per month. Through tutorial videos, Khan Academy offers students a chance to learn at their own pace and from the comfort of their own home. Khan Academy offers extra help in a variety of subjects, from finance to astronomy. The service is also available to non-English speakers, with the website being able to translated from English to 23 different languages, and videos, or micro lectures, to approximately 65 languages. Khan Academy also offers thousands of practice problems to supplement students’ learning in various areas, but it is more so known for its cohesive micro lectures. In fact, the micro lectures have been watched over 440 million times! One major way to access Khan Academy content is simply by typing the subject and ‘Khan Academy’ into YouTube’s search box. It is more than likely that you will find a plethora of resources and lessons to help support your learning!

 

 

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