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March 12, 2012 AT 12:00 am

Khan Academy: The future of education?

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Khan Academy: The future of education? @ CBS News.

Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face. Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site that may have gotten your kid out of an algebra bind with its educational how-to videos. Now Khan Academy is going global. Backed by Google, Gates, and other Internet powerhouses, Sal Khan wants to change education worldwide, and his approach is already being tested in some American schools. Sanjay Gupta reports.


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1 Comment

  1. Yes, I think this is the future of education. From time to time, I tutor my nephews and the one thing they all have in common is that they are afraid to admit they do not know something. But, they will research things they are interested in, watch videos, and click on another link.

    Watch his TED talk, and specifically after minute 17:

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

    You will like Sal Kahn’s reference to badges and how they motivate learning. Much like your badges will do.

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