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  • Version:
    Web
  • Total Downloads:
    45
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

Khan Academy's engaging online video learning covers everything from lessons on mathematics and preparing for standardized tests to mastering personal finance -- all for free.

Pros

Focus on STEM subjects: With the US education system's focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Khan Academy's attention to the same subjects across grades and disciplines is a helpful way to enforce at home what goes on in the classroom.

Engaging lessons: The video lessons are short and appealing -- with the narrator drawing on an electronic blackboard to illustrate concepts as he or she speaks. The videos are closed-captioned and come with a transcription and accompanying questions and quizzes to help you practice what you just learned.

Gamified: As you move through lessons and exercises, you can monitor your progress and earn badges, patches, and points to show off to other Khan Academy students.

Learn on the go: Khan Academy has Android and iOS apps that provide a similar learning experience to the browser version, with videos and exercises.

Global reach: Khan Academy also translated lessons into 36 languages, making its world-class learning global.

Cons

Focus on STEM subjects: If -- god help you -- you're looking to expand your liberal arts skills, Khan Academy may not be much help. Except for a handful of US, world, and art history courses, Khan Academy puts most of its efforts into math and sciences.

Bottom Line

Khan Academy's mission of providing free world-class education is commendable. Its short video lessons are engaging, with lots of incentives to keep moving through a subject. If you're looking to sharpen your skills in math and sciences, Khan Academy has a great selection of topics. Those looking to expand their knowledge of the humanities, however, may need to look elsewhere.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher Khan Academy
Publisher web site http://www.khanacademy.org/
Release Date October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version Web
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Reference Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements Any modern web browser.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 45
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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