How one person created his own YouTube “university”

27 Aug

Check out this great profile of Sal Khan, a Harvard MBA and former hedge fund manager living in the Silicon Valley, whose goal is to create nothing less than “tens of thousands” of tutorials offering the “first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.”  This YouTube phenomenon is currently a 1600+ video library.  Indeed, some critics do consider it more of a library than an academy, as there are no assessments or tests of performance, and no student-teacher discussions.  However, Khan’s gift for succinctness and clarity has caught the attention of some tech-y notables, including Bill Gates.  “His gift, like that of many teachers, is being able to reduce the complex,” says the article’s author.  Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).

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