Web Extra: Sal Khan at WNET’s Celebration of Teaching & Learning

May 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

Full-length version of Sal Khan’s talk at the Celebration of Teaching & Learning, where he explained the history of the Khan Academy and why it’s been able to help so many.

Sal Khan, a former hedge fund manager, discovered his calling as an educator several years ago when he began tutoring his nieces in mathematics. It was the beginning of Khan Academy, a free website that offers video tutorials as well as interactive problems and quizzes on a range of subjects. Since then he’s been named by “Time Magazine” as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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