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How Technology is Humanizing the Classroom

Aug 28, 2018
CATEGORY: Education, U.S.A.

Sal Khan speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June. He created Khan Academy, which is used by students in elementary school through college.

Sal Khan’s career journey took him from finance to the classroom. The former hedge fund manager now runs the nonprofit Khan Academy, which provides free online education. He says online learning is changing the way students learn and instructors teach. For classrooms that have integrated the Academy into their lessons, students are learning at their own pace and teachers have more time to tutor kids one-on-one. In this conversation, Khan talks about how the Academy is personalizing education for its 60 million users worldwide.


We spoke with Sal Khan about his efforts to personalize education for everyone using online learning. We posed six questions to Khan in our blog.

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