Khan Academy- A Radical NextGen Educational System
Mathematics: Are you allergic to Algebra? Do you have school going kids,and do they fear about maths? Do you have doubts at chemical compositions? Are you struck at some statistical or Trigonometry calculation? So, What is the best way to find right solution? I am pretty sure, you will surf around net, and refer online sites, Wikipedia, YouTube, Library books or have some help from teachers. Right?
I would like to share about an interesting and intellect educational site – Khan Academy. A next generation educational system. Khan Academy is an award winning service and so popular among industry geeks , and has been accredited by CNN, MicroSoft, TED and many others for their outstanding service.
What Is Khan Academy?: Basically, It is a non profit organization started by MIT graduate and educator – Salman Khan. The primary goal of this academy is, High quality education to everyone and anywhere over online and 100% Free!. Khan Academy is an exceedingly simple, Informative and High-quality you tube video tutorial driven site, where it has been mentored by team of MIT graduates, educators and volunteers.
What Can You Expect Here?: Currently the website has holding 2600+ online video micro lectures from various subject matters, covering from mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, finance, Biology, Economics, Astronomy,Computer science and so on. You might ask a question, How it would differ from others, Since thousands of information spread across the web.
The answer– The approach and the clarification methodology they choose to educate at each subject matter. Impressive?!
Endless Answers: At Khan library, Each video clip has carrying out howling information, which explains your subject from very basic level, where school going kids or a non technical and non mathematical individuals can catch it very easily.
The video clips starts from simple multiplication math to collage or research grade level analysis, and has been well depicted with real world examples. You can easily understand the flow at kernel level on every subject, related to your search.
No matter, Either are you student, Coach, or Parent, You can widely utilize the Academy software tools and virtual practice rooms to make use of it’s benefits. Also, Teachers and Coaches can simulate their real class room with students as virtually, and can obtain each session detail, students progress and summary data as well.
As on today, 80,687,469+ lessons has been delivered under different topics and keep growing. If you wish to practice your own math, and wish to store your progress at Academy site, You can simply login with your Gmail or Facebook ID and can start using the tool. Else if you are looking at some reference or subject clarification only, then no need login, and simply watch the video clips.
Smart Phone Apps: Khan Academy service could be accessed via your smart phones, and you can access from anywhere while you are away from the system. A free downloadable apps available for both IPhone and Android OS versions, and just enjoy your mobile class room and service while on the go.
Here are some of the nice features at the mobile app:
- Full functional videos and are viewable even at offline since cached.
- You can access complete videos, notes, posts and catalogs.
- Allows you to take down notes while watching the video clip.
- Social Network linkage and can share with your Face Book friends
- Discussion forums
From my view, Khan Academy has taken an innovative step and implemented a novel concept at education domain, for tomorrow’s better intelligence. I love the idea where it provides the room to interact with audience and about the work around, which opens more communication channels to explore everything at deeper level. Just have a try and let me know your thoughts.
Watch this video for Bill gates notes about Khan Academy.