A few Indian schools are already using Khan Academy, which offers lessons on numerous subjects through online videos, to cement math and science fundamentals, cut student absenteeism, boost test scores and in some cases, to simply survive. But these one-time school initiatives could gain traction from an effort to dub 450 of the 3,400 English-language Khan Academy videos in at least three Indian languages, as well as other efforts to make them more accessible to Indian students.
In addition, Khan Academy is in early talks with India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development to match schools’ syllabi with the relevant Web tutorials.
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Also, Salman Khan, the founder of the academy, will be at LIVE on November 2 with Carlos Slim to discuss global education. More information here…