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Monday, March 30, 2015

You Are the Essence of Learning, Not a School or University

"If you're learning, you're being taught, no matter who is doing the teaching or where the lesson is taking place (and conversely, if you're not learning, you're not being taught). That message reflects the mission of the Khan Academy, an online learning platform that offers free lessons to anyone, anywhere, in subjects ranging from algebra to art history." summarizes Big Think (blog).

Photo: Salman Khan, American educator and founder of the Khan Academy

Created by Salman Khan after tutoring his cousins by telephone, the Khan Academy not only teaches academic subjects, but it also develops skills like grit and determination that are needed to take ownership of information. And this, says Khan, is what the essence of education is all about...

You Don't Need College to Get a College Education, with Salman Khan

Source: Big Think (blog) and Big Think Channel (YouTube)