Humble & Engaging:Sal Khan Gives An Education Speech at MIT
While he was hesitant to lay out a specific model for success that Khan Academy follows, he did have some insight about what makes a good educational platform. Lecturing at students, he says, is not the most ideal way to teach them new content. "The most important part of the learning process is problem-solving, peer tutoring, working on things with your hands," he said. He also applauded the school for promoting the school's MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) program.
Offering free, quality content online is a powerful way to provide everyone around the world the ability to access a top-notch education. That's what Khan hopes to do with his online video software and dashboard tools: Provide world-class learning for anyone, anywhere. In his talks and his book, The One World School House, Khan presents a re-imagined educational model. The way we teach our kids is changing—and Khan will put you on the forefront of that change.