Having revolutionised the way schoolkids learn math and science in the US and then the rest of the world, Khan Academy is now all set to enter India. Free online offerings in Hindi will be the academy’s first foray before other languages follow.
Launched by Salman Khan (or Sal Khan), a former hedge fund manager born to a Bangladeshi father and a Bengali mother, Khan Academy is considered by some to be the precursor to so-called massive open online courses (MOOCs). It was born in 2006 when Khan started tutoring his young cousin in math. Since then, Khan has become an iconic figure, as much for the simplicity of the tutorials (and their use of technology) as for the fact that his academy is a non-profit.