New Tools For Teaching

Khan Academy, which revolutionized the way schoolchildren learn math and science in the United States and then the rest of the world, is set to enter India and will launch its free online offerings in Hindi first and other languages eventually.

Launched by Salman Khan (or Sal Khan), a former hedge fund manager born to a Bangladeshi father and a Bengali mother, the Khan Academy is considered by some to be the precursor to so-called massive open online courses (MOOCs).

The academy was born in 2006 when Khan started tutoring his young cousin in math.

Since then, Khan has become an iconic figure, as much for the simplicity of the tutorials (and their use of technology) as for the fact that his academy is a non-profit..................Read more


Source: livemint

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