Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Khan The future of education? - 60 Minutes - CBS News

Salman Khan has taken a simple idea, YouTube videos that explain math, and transformed it into the future of education. It all started out when he started tutoring his niece remotely to help her with math. He never intended for anyone else to notice the videos on YouTube or even care. Then he found out that Bill Gates was using the tutorials to help his own kids with math. The rest is history.
The non-profit organization promises a Free World-Class Education for All. I learned about this last Sunday night on 60 Minutes. The interview can be seen again by clicking on the following link: Warning! You will have to watch two annoying ads. Mine were for depression medication, how depressing.

Khan Academy: The future of education? - 60 Minutes - CBS News

This is a must see, must read subject for all teachers, educators, parents, grandparents, homeschoolers, or just about anybody who wants to learn. The subjects covered are vast. It is said that if you watch just one video per day, it will take over 8 years to see them all. Read more here.

Kahn Academy iPad app -- Free, of course!


pilgrimscottage said...

I could have used his help in math in my school years.

Kim said...

And to all your readers Khan Academy is amazing service ! ! ! !

helen tilston said...

It is an amazing concept and much needed.

This is exciting


Sally Thomas said...

Wow, we love Khan. My 8th grader got himself through pre-algebra last year with a textbook and Khan Academy to explain what he couldn't figure out on his own. Now he's working his way through the biology lectures and eying the art-history ones as well. You can cover a lot of high-school bases this way . . . I'm wishing he'd come along earlier in my now-college-student's career. And I'm also thinking that I should be watching one video a day for the next eight years.

Even my 2nd and 3rd graders get a lot out of the basic-arithmetic videos. He's very common-sense and funny. And it really seems miraculous to me that something like this is available for free.