Overnight, the world’s largest virtual classroom
Khan Academy is the mouse that roared. A low-budget virtual school providing a simple service of showing short, topical videos, has, in only a matter of three years, become one of the largest vehicles for education in the world. As of summer 2012, videos on the Khan Academy YouTube channel (where all of the videos are stored) have been viewed over 160 million times with more than 350,000 subscribers. This dwarfs the YouTube channel viewership and subscribers of the MIT OpenClassroom. Schools around the world are now utilizing the free service that provides instruction in subjects from math to politics. In addition to the videos, Khan Academy also provides tools to help users practice, test and track their knowledge. Teachers can create classrooms (as collections of student accounts) and easily monitor student progress.
Khan Academy was created by MIT graduate Salman Khan, who also makes all the videos. It’s content is free and can be viewed by anybody.
Videos are posted to YouTube, and the Khan Academy website help people find the content and track their progress.
Started in 2009.
Khan Academy PO Box 1630, Mountain View, CA 94042