Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sal Khan: Bill Gates' favorite teacher - Aug. 24, 2010

Article in Fortune Magazine describes a one-man education powerhouse, just endorsed by Bill Gates, who in as philanthropist investing heavily in education.

"Khan Academy, with Khan as the only teacher, appears on YouTube and elsewhere and is by any measure the most popular educational site on the web. Khan's playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day -- nearly double the student body at Harvard and Stanford combined.

Khan was long an academic star. With his MBA from Harvard, he has three degrees from MIT: a BS in math and a BS and a master's in electrical engineering and computer science. He also was the president of his MIT class and did volunteer teaching in nearby Brookline for talented children, as well as developed software to teach children with ADHD

Khan Academy @YouTube
Khan Academy web site