James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

Have you seen the Khan Academy?

Posted on | March 20, 2011 | No Comments

OK this is just an amazing idea.

Here is a guy who was a hedge fund analyst.

In his spare time the hedge fund analyst is helping his cousins with a bit of math revision.

The next thing we know we have an education tool that is on the cusp of revolutionizing how we do education from the student and teacher perspective.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM95HHI4gLk[/youtube]

The idea is simple, education should be free for all!

If you are a parent or a teacher even a student, even a student imagine writing that, go give this a look and I would love to know what you think.

Salman Khan has done something amazing, he has reconnected education to the student.

42 million lessons delivered through the academy and it is free and online.

What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to overĀ 2,100 videos andĀ 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Nothing is impossible.

 

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