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Friday, September 10, 2010

Take a Course from Bill Gates Favorite Teacher

According to Fortune, Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) his favorite teacher is named Sal Khan. Sal teaches at his own online university called which is a vast digital trove of free mini-lectures all narrated by Khan. See the article Bill Gates' favorite teacher

The Khan Academy is the most popular educational site on the web. As Fortune says, "by any measure it is the most popular educational site on the web. Khan's playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day -- nearly double the student body at Harvard and Stanford combined. Since he began his tutorials in late 2006, Khan Academy has received 18 million page views worldwide."

Here's what Bill says:

According to The Khan Academy web site:
The Khan Academy is all about using video to explain the world, so what better way to explain the Khan Academy than through videos. If you watch four or five of the videos below, you should have a pretty good idea of how we got started and how we hope to empower everyone, everywhere with a free, world-class education.
Check it out:

See an overview of all the Khan offerings:

Is your organization doing anything like this in terms of learning? If not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. And schools, isn't this a good way to go. Do we need to rethink the 50 minute lecture? Just some food for thought as we go into the weekend.
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