Social Startups

Khan Academy : Learn for Free at Bill Gates Favorite School

Khan Academy, a one man US based nonprofit has transformed the way knowledge is imparted and has brought education outside the realm of schools and colleges, making it free and easy for everyone to learn as long as you have an Internet connection.

With an exhaustive collection of over 2000 video tutorials on youtube and with over 35 million lessons delivered, Khan Academy has become the world’s leading and most popular educational website with Bill Gates as one of its most ardent followers. Bill Gates uses Khan Academy videos to teach his children Math and Science.

Khan Academy offers tutorials on wide range of topics from Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry, History, Biology and even prep material for GMAT, SAT, IIT JEE, introducing wide variety of concepts under each topic in an extremely easy to understand manner. Salman Khan the founder produces short videos, 10-20mins long and uses a black screen on the computer and a pad pen to explain complex concepts step by step through use of doodles and graphics.

Khan Academy’s teaching methodology and the non traditional way of introducing concepts has gained him millions of students from all over the world. Realizing the greatness of his educational platform, many supporters have come forward including Google to help him expand on his one man operation (Khan to date has produced all 2000+ videos himself). Khan Academy’s vision is to cover all possible topics under the sun and to become the world’s first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything–for free.

Khan Academy is truly a simple, low-cost breakthrough innovation and an indicator of the schools of the future.Khan Academy tutorials are great to help fill gaps in knowledge and to teach others concepts one failed to grasp in school.

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Deepa Chaudhary

I have extensively worked at grass-roots from working in the slums of Mumbai to being on the frontline of numerous disaster relief efforts. I'm passionate about social entrepreneurship and I love discovering and writing about new trends in the social good space.