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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 1,021
Downloads Last Week 18

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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