What Is Khan Academy?


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The Khan Academy is a nonprofit educational website that Salman Khan established. Khan Academy contains free educational videos on topics such as economics, history, mathematics and computer science. Khan Academy also offers standardized test prep courses.

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The Khan Academy offers free tools for teachers to help them understand where their students currently stand academically and how to help them improve. The academy also offers video lessons translated into Spanish, French, Brazilian and Portuguese. The Khan Academy can be used by students on their own to gain or advance knowledge in various subjects; by teachers to help improve their students' learning; or by teachers to help their classrooms advance. Users sign up for the site via Facebook, Gmail or another email provider.

Algebra, differential equations, heart disease, organic chemistry and banking are some of the specific courses that Khan Academy provides. Video lessons are embedded through opencourseware Youtube video clips. Khan Academy also provides a section that allows a student to take practice quizzes while tracking the progress of the student and providing assistance. An individual can earn college credit from the Khan Academy via exams.

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