Friday, May 23, 2014

Freebie Friday 05.23.14

Yes, after too long an absence, Freebie Friday is back!

Today’s featured site is Khan Academy, “a not-for-profit [founded in 2006] with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” The online learning site has an extensive library of resources from video lectures to interactive challenges and assessments.

TV shows are in re-run mode and academic year commitments are coming to a close. You may find yourself with a bit of spare time on your hands and a a hankering to learn something new. If you are like me, however, summer is probably not the best time to commit to the responsibilities of an online university course with required readings and problem sets.

Khan Academy may be your way to go.

Search for a particular interest, or browse the list of offerings here. Or take a tour to get an overview of the different ways to use Khan Academy. 

Math offerings range from early math through multivariable calculus and differential equations. You can prep for the SAT, GMAT, or MCAT. For FREE! You can study science, economics, computer science. There are even offerings on financial literacy and retirement planning.… Get the idea?

The Khan Academy team has many impressive credentials. Founder and Executive Director Salman “Sal” Khan managed a edge fund before quitting his job to run Khan Academy full-time. He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. 

Khan Academy has a number of generous donors. You may recognize some of the corporations and individuals. 

“Completely free, forever,” as the site says. You will be joining millions of Khan Academy students from all over the world.

Have fun.
Did I mention that you can earn badges?

Have a good weekend, and come back again soon. 

FYI Why a piñata? Just like a blog link, until you open it, you won’t know what’s inside.

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