Khan Academy is Changing Education

Education is evolving!

E-learning, like that offered by ABA English, is changing the way people learn all over the world. There is a new way to learn math and science online as well. Khan Academy is teaching millions of people every day with YouTube videos that last approximately ten minutes. Their mission is to “provide a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.” Their videos on math and science subjects are great, refreshing lessons to reinforce key points learned in the classroom.

Below is a TED talk by the creator of Khan Academy, Salman Khan. He talks about the mission of the academy, its current services, and how he hopes to take the project to places as far as Africa and Asia as an easy way to teach disadvantaged children. The lessons are currently being translated into ten other languages.

We wish this had existed when we were still in school! Even if the subjects don’t interest you, do you think they are a good idea? Do you think this is the future of education?

Vocabulary

Approximately -(adv.) close in value or amount but not precise.

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Reinforce - (verb) to strengthen (something, such as clothing or a building) by adding more material for support.

Disadvantaged – (adj.) lacking the things (such as money and education) that are considered necessary for an equal position in society.

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About the author  ⁄ Kate

I have taught English for 9 years. I currently work for ABA English but I also teach English Tamil Nadu in the south of India. I love vegan cooking, walking my dog Toby in the park and anything to do with social media!

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26 Comments

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    Belinda Oms
    1 July 2011

    Good afternoon Aba! I think that this article is very interesting. My partner liked it a lot, even use it in their work (school teacher). Have a good weekend! Belinda

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    Sara
    1 August 2011

    Was it a typo? In the article above you wrote, “Khan Academy is teaching millions of people everyday . . . ” You should have used “every day.”

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      Kate Author
      3 August 2011

      You’re correct Sara! Typo. Thanks for pointing it out!! :)

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    Eram Injila
    7 September 2011

    Good morning Sir ! Sir, I can understand English but i can not speak and write in proper way. So i want to learn English language in your khan Academy in a very short time becoz it is weakness of my office place.

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      Kate Author
      7 September 2011

      Hi Eram! We are an online English school – not the Khan Academy. This is simply a post about their teaching method. To check out our course please visit the following website: https://www.abaenglish.com/register-en.html Also, I recommend you sign up for our free Today’s Class. You will receive 3 emails each week with a video from one of our teachers explaining a lesson. To sign up, just go here: http://www.abaenglish.com/today-s-exercise.html If you still want to visit the Khan Academy, visit their website here: http://www.khanacademy.org/ Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have anymore questions!

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    judy emerick
    12 March 2012

    hi love this!!!!!!!!

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      Kate Author
      13 March 2012

      It’s an awesome idea; and you can learn so many different thing. We love it too!

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    Peg
    13 March 2012

    Khan Academy is a wonderful resource. Please note that “everyday” meaning “commonplace” should be two words: “every day,” meaning “every single day.” Thanks!

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      Kate Author
      14 March 2012

      Yep, corrected. Thanks so much!

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      Kate Author
      14 March 2012

      You’re right, typo! Thanks for letting us know :)

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