Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Homeschoolers! - Free Video Courses On The Internet!


Have you heard of Khan Academy?

This is a homeschooling curriculum bonanza!
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. They offer 800+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

Who is Salman Khan?
Salman Khan (Sal) founded the Khan Academy with the hope of using technology to foster new learning models. He is currently the portfolio manager of a fund based in Menlo Park, CA. Prior to this, Sal was one of the initial employees at MVC Venture Capital. He has also worked as a Technical Architect at Scient Corporation and as a Senior Product Manager at Oracle Corporation.

Sal received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was president of the student body. He also holds a Masters in electrical engineering and computer science, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and a BS in mathematics from MIT where he was president of the the Class of 1998. While at MIT, Sal was the recipient of the Eloranta Fellowship which he used to develop web-based math software for children with ADHD. He was also an MCAT instructor for the Princeton Review and volunteered teaching gifted 4th and 7th graders at the Devotion School in Brookline, MA.

To contact the Khan Academy, please send an email to sal "at" khanacademy.org (replace "at" with '@').



If you are trying to figure out next year's homeschool curriculum source - you may have just hit the Easy Button!






(H/T David A.)

1 comment:

Lori said...

That looks like an awesome resource, thanks for sharing it!