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  • SALMAN KHAN: Hi, my name is Sal Khan.

  • I'm the founder and faculty of the Khan Academy,

  • and we're trying to educate the world.

  • Welcome to the presentation on basic addition.

  • In August of 1789, they've already

  • done their version of the Declaration of Independence.

  • The process is called photosynthesis.

  • I was tutoring my cousins, literally,

  • and I had to figure out a way to scale myself up.

  • So I started recording YouTube videos,

  • and I started making little software modules for them.

  • But I made it so anyone could use them

  • and started getting a lot of traction.

  • BILL GATES: What Sal Khan has done is amazing.

  • He's taken all this material, and broken them down

  • into little 12-minute lectures.

  • I use it myself to remind myself of things.

  • I have children who like it.

  • So I was super happy he came up, and we

  • got to talk about where does he go now?

  • How can my foundation help him pursue this dream

  • and connect it up with the other great things going on

  • in the internet?

  • SALMAN KHAN: I want it to be a standalone virtual school where

  • anyone in the world who wants to learn anything

  • can go there, start from the basics,

  • progress as far as they need to go,

  • get feedback, get assessment, get practice.

  • And eventually I want it to actually become the operating

  • system for what goes on in the classroom, where

  • every student's allowed to work at their own pace,

  • and the teacher actually becomes more of a mentor or a coach.

  • BILL GATES: So I see Sal Khan as a pioneer

  • in an overall movement to use technology

  • to let more and more people learn things, know

  • where they stand.

  • It's the start of a revolution.

  • SALMAN KHAN: All of the videos, they're all free.

  • Openly accessible.


  • BILL GATES: I think it's a huge contribution.

  • Everybody should check it out.

SALMAN KHAN: Hi, my name is Sal Khan.

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