I’m a huge fan of Khan Academy and excited to see it’s more popular than ever before. According to founder and namesake Salman Khan, the website is now seeing about 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Incredible? Yes. Surprising? Not really. Khan Academy is a terrific resource and has been growing for a reason.
Sal Khan took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco to unveil some more staggering statistics: 39 million pageviews and a 309-percent increase year-over-year in unique visitors. This comes after Khan Academy received donations from The Gates Foundation and also won Google’s “Project 10^100.″ All told, Khan Academy has received more than $2 million in donations.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Khan Academy, it’s a non-profit organization with more than 2,600 YouTube videos that help educate anyone and everyone. The videos are organized and there are additional resources and accompanying documents for each lesson. It’s a terrific ‘second teacher’ for anyone struggling with particular problems in school.
I’m proud to say I’ve met Sal Khan and saw him speak at NBC Education Nation last month. He is a dynamic, intelligent, and deserving man who is going to keep doing some terrific things in the education technology space. You can rest assured Edudemic will be trying to keep up.
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