Talks and interviews
- Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education | TED Talk | 2011
- Radio interview: Sal on AirTalk talking about his new book
- Salman Khan on Charlie Rose 2013
- Sal Khan on Digital and Physical Learning
- Year 2060: Education Predictions
- The Gates Notes: Sal on Khan Academy
- Khan Academy Computer Science Launch
- MIT 2012 Commencement Address
- Harvard Business School Class Day 2014
- Salman Khan at Rice University's 2012 commencement
- A Conversation with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
- Authors@Google: Salman Khan
- Khan Academy Vision and Social Return
- Using Khan Academy
- The learning myth: Why I'll never tell my son he's smart
- Sal Khan: Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | TED Talk | 2015
The Gates Notes: Sal on Khan Academy
Salman Khan on the future of learning.
Want to join the conversation?
- Aspects of physics, chemistry and biology have the same right or wrong answers as maths does. I'm loving the maths dashboard and its mastery system and would enjoy a similar approach to the sciences.
Is the khan academy team working on this and how can I help?(13 votes)
- At the bottom of many pages it has a place to click "Volunteer" and also you can check out this link"
They are always needing people to subtitle the videos, even in English. It takes time, but can be really helpful for the students who need to read, more than hear, the videos.(7 votes)
- Does the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation fund any other blended learning programs?(4 votes)
- Their website says yes, though I haven't found specifics other than a list of school partners (http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/US-Program/College-Ready-Education). Also, he has at least endorsed the following programs that mix technology with learning (retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/bill-melinda-gates-foundation#/default):
Edmodo: "Services that use social networking, like Edmodo, are really starting to take off because teachers can manage all aspects of the classroom using a platform with which most people are comfortable."
Great work is also being done by companies that are thinking beyond simply digitizing textbooks. CK-12 Foundation, Udemy, and Edmodo have great teacher- and community–generated content.
A simple example of how powerful the community can be in this area is TeachersPayTeachers, a marketplace that facilitates the sharing and exchanging of lesson plans and other materials developed by teachers themselves.
MangaHigh and Grockit are successfully delivering fun, competitive, game-based lessons that drive greater engagement and understanding.(5 votes)
- How many days,weeks,months,or years did it take take to finish everything on Khan Academy?(3 votes)
- To watch all the videos you need almost a complete month of nonstop (24/7) watching (currently 26 days, 23 hours and 26 minutes are uploaded) but new videos are added every day, and you would need even more time for all the exercises. So you have plenty of fun videos and exercises to look forward to! :-)
Source: http://whatbadgenext.appspot.com/total_topic_times(4 votes)
- how can you get a black hole badge!(4 votes)
- There are currently five black hole badges.
Tesla - Get ten million energy points
Sal - Be Sal Khan
Galileo - make 3000 videos on Khan Academy
Atlas - master a certain amount of skills (however, the amount of skills you need to master is always greater than the total amount of skills)
Artemis - Unknown
As you can see, the only one that actually seems possible is Tesla.(2 votes)
- is Sal speaking to the gate students and teachers?(2 votes)
- it's not my first language but i want to learn it more(2 votes)
- Show in the video, was that the early Khan Academy? And how is that different from now?(2 votes)
- Everything eventually updates. Khan academy recently had a new one to make it better. The more they update it, the better it becomes. That is just how the cycle of a computer program works.(3 votes)
- Engineering covers a lot of aspects of maths and physics, at any point would KA make an engineering section where all the relevant topics could be found in one location? Or even add it as an extra subject?(3 votes)
- This is a great idea. For example, one could type on a search field engineering and an alog can look up all videos that can qualify under an engineering curriculum and create a section for that subject automatically. KA can determine syllabus and curriculums for different "majors" in which people can create sections with the search field.(1 vote)
- mr khan you are very correct and I agree(2 votes)
- How do you code games that you downloaded(2 votes)
- we can not download games we make out of coding. I think you can only share your game(1 vote)
- did they take away blackhole badges Sal - Be Sal Khan
Galileo - make 3000 videos on Khan Academy?(1 vote)
- Yep they have been taken out. The only black hole badges remaining is artemis, atlas and tesla(1 vote)
In 2004, my cousin Nadia was having trouble with math. She was in New Orleans, I was in Boston. I decided to virtually tutor her. It worked out, so I said, oh, let me tutor some other family members. It became pretty obvious pretty quick that it was hard to scale that, and it was hard to schedule it all the time. So essentially, I just started putting videos on YouTube. In 2009, I started doing Khan Academy full-time. In the fall of 2010, we got funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and from Google, and now we're a real organization. Right now in a traditional classroom, a teacher has to deliver essentially a one-size fits all lecture, pretty much guaranteeing that some of the students are going to be lost or some are bored. Students have to do problems in a vacuum. They come back. You kind of repeat that process. Then you get a snapshot exam. And then on that exam, whether you get 70%, 90%, or 95%, you're moved onto the next concept. And it's almost guaranteed to leave gaps in your knowledge. At some point, your foundation is going to be so weak that it will essentially crumble. There's got to be a better way to do this. Going through the high school experience, when we would train for math competitions, we had a completely different way of teaching each other. Everyone was learning math a lot better in this kind of extracurricular setting where the peers were teaching each other. Everyone was learning at their own pace. It was really interactive, really social. People were starting to make the connections across subject area because you had to have a holistic understanding when you went to a competition. The ideal interaction is one-on-one, you have a tutor, you have a student, and the tutor can kind of adapt to the student. And the reason why that doesn't exist in the school system is that that's not economic. How do you reduce that? How do we give them more resources so it's a lower student-teacher ratio? In my mind, the relevant metric is student to actual productive time with the teacher ratio. We see the Khan Academy as essentially the world's free virtual school. We have the videos, literally covering everything from basic arithmetic all the way through college-level math and science and economics. The lecturer frees up the teacher, so that all of their time is now spent on these focused interventions. We have the software platform. And we have a way for students and teachers and parents to get data on what's happening. And for our students and teachers and parents actually communicate with each other, and maybe actually even teach each other. So we actually see it as a real, virtual school for the world.