Salman Khan

Friday, February 25, 9:30-11:00 am
Independent Matters

Salman Khan is the founder and faculty of Khan Academy – a one-man, open-education resource on the Internet. An instant Internet sensation and inspiration, Khan’s 1,400+ free educational videos on YouTube have been viewed more than 16 million times. Every month, more than 200,000 students (both young and old) from around the globe use his videos to learn basic skills from arithmetic to finance to chemistry to vector calculus. The Khan Academy is now the most used open-education resource on the Internet.

Khan’s mission is nothing short of creating a free, world-class virtual school for anyone in the world (videos, self-paced exercises/assessment, and peer-to-peer instruction). Hear what he has to say about his experience starting the nonprofit Khan Academy and the massively transformational changes in learning and teaching that he thinks are inevitable over the next five to 10 years.

CNN, PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and the San Francisco Chronicle have all reported on the Khan Academy.

After graduating from MIT with computer science and math degrees, Khan received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He left his “day job” as a hedge fund analyst in 2009 to dedicate himself full time to his nonprofit academy.

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