Improve The System, Don't Demolish It: Education Speaker Salman Khan [VIDEO]
His ideas on rethinking the classroom have spurred a new worldwide conversation on how we educate. He recently appeared on the cover of Forbes magazine and has earned the support of Bill Gates for his video-centred tutorials and new ideas for education. While he says that his new way of learning is meant to supplement, not eliminate, the traditional educational system, the use of digital technologies has certainly opened up a world of possibilities for learning. "Education is at a turning point," he explains. "The new world is not about selling or having a gate to knowledge. It's about having a relationship with the user." Electronic textbooks and lectures delivered online are putting a focus on individualized learning, he argues, and the future of education will focus on using this technology effectively. Khan explains both the origins of The Khan Academy—and the future of his educational endeavor—in his inspiring keynotes. He envisions a world where children aren't rushed through the system, and anyone can attain a truly well-rounded and complete education. Thanks to the work Khan's doing, that vision is closer to reality than ever before.