Updated on September 17, 2020


Created on October 8, 2018

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy is an online platform to provide free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Product Description

Khan Academy produces short lessons in the form of YouTube videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. The website and its content are provided mainly in English, but the content is also available in other languages

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User Provision Model

Users can acquire this product by entering Khan Academy's web site, downloading their mobile app (available for iOS and android), or accessing their Youtube channel.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, the platform has reached 70 million registered users across the globe.

Design Specifications

Khan academy is an online education platform that provides free courses on multiples subjects such as maths, history, science, and more. The platform has 3 main targets, students, teachers, and parents. Students can select, receive assignments, and track the status of their courses.  Teachers can assign courses for their students and track their status. And parents can create accounts for their children and control their progress in the selected courses. This product has a web version, and a mobile app (available on iOS, and Android). the users can also access the content in their youtube channels.

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Provided by the developers.

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Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Khan Academy aims to deliver free education to everyone, everywhere.

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Academic Research and References

Valiente, J., Merino, J., Kloos, D., Delgado, C., 2015, ALAS-KA: A learning analytics extension for better understanding the learning process in the Khan Academy platform

Murphy, R., Gallagher L., 2014, Research on the Use of Khan Academy in Schools. SRI Education

Valiente, J., Merino, J., Kloos, D., Delgado, C., 2013, Inferring higher level learning information from low level data for the Khan Academy platform. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK ’13), Dan Suthers, Katrien Verbert, Erik Duval, and Xavier Ochoa (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 112-116.

Morrison, B., DiSalvo B., 2014., Khan Academy gamify computer science. Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education

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Other Information

Khan Academy has gained recognition both nationally and internationally:

  • Bill Gates spoke about Khan Academy at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • In 2010, Google's Project 10100 provided $2 million to support the creation of more courses, to allow for translation of the Khan Academy's content, and to allow for the hiring of additional staff.
  • In November 2011, the Khan Academy received a $5 million grant from the Ireland-based O'Sullivan Foundation.
  • In April 2012, the founder and executive director of Khan Academy, Salman Khan, was listed among the Time 100 Most Influential People for 2012.
  • Khan was one of five winners of the 2014 Heinz Award. His award was in the area of "Human Condition."

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  1. senka.Hadzic says:

    Academic research:
    Pedro J Muñoz-Merino, José A Ruipérez Valiente, Carlos Delgado Kloos, 2013. Inferring higher level learning information from low level data for the Khan Academy platform

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