I’m sure a lot of people already know about Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a great website that has collections of more than 2,800 tutorials in the area of Math, History, Economics, Finance, Physics, Biology, Healthcare, Chemistry, Computer science and many others. Salman Khan was a hedge-fund analyst, a Harvard Business school graduate with 3 degrees in MIT, started this by teaching his cousin remotely. He uploaded tutorials on YouTube for his cousin to watch, and it became this big now.
I found this website from Forbes magazine, featured with Bill Gates who has been donating this non-profit organization. Salman Khan’s story was very interesting and immediately I checked out Khan Academy. I was so surprised at the vast numbers of videos and I thought I would be quite intimidated for fear of long and extensive information from each video, however, all the videos were short and simple and Khan explains everything in a very easy way.
Khan Academy was such a great help for me to understand the Sub-prime mortgage crisis. Although I read many newspaper articles or magazines about it in my attempt to understand how it started and what is happening now. His videos were easy to understand, just to the points, I just loved them!
Not only that, I learned all maths, sciences or other subjects that I learned in high school in Korean. Therefore, most of terms used in science, maths, medicine, or historic events, I need to relearn in English although I know what it is in Korean. These videos are so helpful to continue learning and to refresh what I learned. It’s a great source for me who seeks life-long learning!
Here is one of his many interview articles. Click Here.
Khan gave a TED talk about the future of education and it’s a good summary of how he started and where he’s heading to.