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The Internet Enables the Flipped Classroom, Pioneered by Khan Academy Tutorials, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The Khan Academy is a nonprofit educational web site launched in 2006 by Salman Khan.  It offers thousands of educational programs, including video tutorials, short lectures, exercise problems and proficiency assessments organized on a personalized learning dashboard.  Khan’s slogan is “A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
The site attracts millions of students per month.  Content is available in dozens of languages and is geared for students, teachers and parents.  Teachers can chart their students’ progress while parents can follow their children’s learning activities on the site.  The video and online text tutorials are easy to use, making even complex concepts easier to grasp.
The academy was also a pioneer of the “flipped classroom” concept, an inverted teaching method that delivers instruction online outside of class via online video and moves “homework” into the classroom.  This theory is being applied in many schools that ask students to access the Khan Academy online tutoring sessions at home, and then discuss what they’ve learned at school.
There is no cost to students.  The Khan Academy is supported by philanthropists rather than venture capital.  A Who’s Who of private investors back the site (such as Bill Gates, Ann Doerr and Reed Hastings) as well as philanthropic funds such as the New-Schools Venture Fund. 
Khan is a believer in the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to boost education.  The Khan Academy a course called AI for Education in 2024 that it called a “work-in-progress,” with input from partners including, Common Sense Education (aiEDU) and professors Ethan and Lilach Mollick.  The goal is to generate understanding of how generative AI (such as ChatGPT) can be used to improve both human intelligence and learning outcomes.

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