30 Jun 2016
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Sal Khan Takes Innovation Offline

At lab school, an experiment in personalized learning

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(photo by Sami Yenigun/NPR)

Much has happened in the ten years since Sal Khan (MBA 2003) started making short videos to tutor his niece in math, an offhand effort that snowballed into Khan Academy, an online education nonprofit that offers short video tutorials in multiple languages on subjects ranging from trigonometry to grammar to organic chemistry. In addition to its recent partnership with the College Board to offer free SAT test prep, the organization also educates students at its bricks-and-mortar outpost, the Khan Lab School. Currently targeting children ages 5 to 12, it intends to expand to a full K-12 curriculum for its research-based education model. “We want to create something that has to push the envelope, and then share that with the rest of the world,” Khan told NPR. “I never viewed technology as a replacement for the human experience. I viewed it as something that could liberate the human experience.”

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