Envisioning a Global, One-World Classroom

At Khan Academy, we talk about turning it into a global, one-world classroom. 

At Khan Academy, we talk about turning it into a global, one-world classroom.  And in our mind what that is, is you have our videos that cover pretty much anything that someone wants to learn about.  You have the exercises, you get feedback, and you get analytics and reports and data on how you’re doing.  And we leverage that. So imagine a world in which students, instead of just having to be in a classroom where you can teach each other, are able to teach each other across physical boundaries.  

So I’m in New York and I’m having trouble with negative numbers, you’re in Calcutta, and you know negative numbers. We’d have to work out the time zone, but let’s pair up. We could do IM, we could do chat or eventually we could do a Skype session where we can actually have a real tutoring interaction.  I imagine this will work not just for kids, but learners all over the world.  They could be 80 years old. They use Khan Academy videos and software as their first assessment, their first exposure to information, but then they have each other to really get them to wherever they want to go. 

Sal Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Khan Academy, will be appearing at Techweek Chicago, on June 27, 2013.

Now is your chance to submit questions for Sal Khan to be asked at the event!

Please submit your questions in the comment section below. 

Click here for more information

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Why women make businesses more profitable

When it comes to the workplace, more diversity means more money.

Culture & Religion
  • While the workplace is slowly diversifying, some industries have been slow to change.
  • A growing body of research is uncovering that workplaces with greater diversity actual perform better. One of the clearest examples of this effect is in venture capitalism, where nearly all venture capitalists are white, male, Harvard graduates.
  • When VC firms hire more women, their effectiveness and profitability explodes.
Keep reading Show less

An end to suffering: 10 quotes on Buddhist philosophy

It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.

Personal Growth
  • Buddhism has been applied differently across the planet as it enters new cultures.
  • The underlying philosophical foundation is applicable to diverse situations, whether religious or secular.
  • But it is a practice, not a belief, and must be treated as a discipline for retraining consciousness.
Keep reading Show less

The Geminid meteor peaks Thursday night. Here’s how to view it best.

The Geminid meteor shower grows more intense with every year, and it's expected to be particularly bright in 2018.

Surprising Science
  • Look up at the skies from 2 to 7:30 a.m. on December 14 to see the most meteors.
  • To get the best view, travel away from city lights, avoid looking at your phone and let your eyes adjust to the dark.
  • Stargazers might also be able to catch a glimpse of a comet making a rare appearance, NASA astronomers say.
Keep reading Show less