But, what is the story behind it? Eight years ago there was Salman Khan, an american student who had graduated from both MIT and Harvard (degree and MBA). He was teaching Mathematics to his younger cousin via his phone and videos he had done himself on his spare time, until one day, one friend suggested he uploaded those videos to the world-wide know video webpage, youtube. His little youtube channel was eventually seen by more and more people, receiving comments and questions and therefore, Salman Khan being encouraged to keep up with it.
And this is how the Khan Academy was born. Khan left his job and his finance career to devote himself fully to make a world education through the internet. His aim is to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere". The webpage has ever since improved so much and nowadays you can create your own account and keep up with your learning in almost every subject you want: mathematics (it's core subject), science, history, economics, computer science.... and a bunch of much other things yet to discover. The best thing, to my mind, is how they have been able to create an interactive fun page to play with: you have point and you can learn badges and even teachers or parents can mentor their students. It is pretty simple: you create your own account and then, start learning!
Here are some screenshots so you can take a look on how it is like:
This is their introductory video for their channel in youtube. Did you know YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING?
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