Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy and keynote speaker at the recent 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, discusses how technology will impact education in the years ahead.
Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, delivers the keynote address at the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando. LRP Media Group
In 2004, Sal Khan began remotely tutoring his 12-year-old cousin Nadia—a bright girl by his standards, who was struggling with unit conversion in math.
Word about his free help spread, and his number of students multiplied. Khan then started posting YouTube videos explaining mathematical concepts. That effort evolved into the free online education platform known as Khan Academy, which launched in 2009 and is used by students from 190 countries and is offered in as many languages.
In his book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, Khan envisions the future of education as a place where active and mastery-based learning are celebrated.
Technology will also be used to track student progress, work habits and problem-solving methods, he says.
Khan, who currently teaches humanities and sciences at the Khan Lab School in California, delivered the keynote for the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando. Read more.
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Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and not-for-profit organization. He has produced over 2,200 popular videos elucidating a wide spectrum of concepts, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences, in his home. His official channel, Khan Academy has, as of February 2011, attracted more than 41 million views.
Khan was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to immigrant parents from Barisal, Bangladesh, and Calcutta, India.