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Educating the world for free

May 11th, 2013
08:21 AM ET

One man is trying to educate the entire world for free.

It all started in 2004, when financial analyst Salman Khan posted some math tutorials for his cousin on YouTube.

About ten years later, his teachings have become known as Khan Academy, a website with more than 4,000 lessons on subjects ranging from basic math to economics – even art history.

Six million people visit the site each month and now Khan wants to reinvent the way children learn in classrooms around the world.

In the video above, CNN's Christiane Amanpour takes one of Khan's tutorials.

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  1. Name*Ravi Bedi

    Excellent, impartial and thought provoking reporting. Ravi

    May 11, 2013 at 11:11 am | Reply
  2. Lasse Henskjold

    It appears, or looks like that the financial analyst Salman Khan, has outdone CNN Anchors in daily habits and teaching.

    May 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  3. marcelo

    this is so great! i do agree 100% with the need of a new system for education, perhaps that is an interesting proposal. thanks, Salman.

    May 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  4. John G

    This is the way of the future. Kids will still have to find the time to watch the video lectures in their busy schedule.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  5. Ubaka

    Interesting indeed. May be the world is getting better for the education sector. Great

    May 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  6. jr

    It is important for websites such as Khan or to provide a free education to students who need it.

    May 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  7. Kester

    I did not understand the free does it work....

    May 15, 2013 at 7:16 am | Reply
  8. TSEGAYE Terefe A.

    Please I want to learn this interested field. How can I'll learn it?

    May 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Reply
    • Abdi

      Heey Tsegaye Terefe I think you are from Zimbabuwe i am achild of Ayalew Terfe

      April 7, 2017 at 8:31 am | Reply

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