Thursday, December 01, 2011

Khan Academy-Better Education without the Edubureaucracy

Khan Academy, which began as one man's effort to tutor his young cousin in math over the Internet via YouTube, has rapidly grown into a mass movement which is used by millions of students monthly, in a range of subjects from math and science to the humanities.

The O'Sullivan Foundation's support will be used to lay the foundation for three major initiatives:- growing the faculty of the Khan Academy;- extending the content to include crowd-sourced contributions; and- developing curricula for a blended physical and virtual academic experience.

"Some of these initiatives will take years to develop and perfect," said Shantanu Sinha, President of the Khan Academy, "but with this support from the O'Sullivan Foundation, we start today to turn these dreams into reality."