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The KHAN Academy - Gigantic Educational Content Repository

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by MLMGUROO, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    Hi folks, I've just come across the 'Khan Academy' (KA) and I would like to share some
    of my thoughts regarding it.

    First and fore most, one should know that everything there is FOR FREE
    but what is the KA actually?

    "The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by American educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT. With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 3,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare and medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, microeconomics and computer science."

    PBS NewsHour on the Khan Academy
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    [URL]http://www.khanacademy.org/talks-and-interviews/v/pbs-newshour-on-the-khan-academy[/URL]
    More infos can be found here:
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    [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_academy[/URL]
    Some of the major topics being thought on KA - ALL FREE:
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    Algebra
    American Civics
    Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra
    Art History
    Banking and Money
    Biology
    Brain Teasers
    Calculus
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Competition Math
    Computer Science
    Cosmology and Astronomy
    Credit Crisis
    Currency
    Current Economics
    Differential Equations
    Finance
    Geometry
    Healthcare and Medicine
    History
    Linear Algebra
    Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
    Organic Chemistry
    Physics
    Probability
    Statistics
    Trigonometry
    Valuation and Investing
    Venture Capital and Capital Markets
    ...
    Some Thoughts On Monetization:

    #1
    Find some one - e.g. in Fiverr, ODesk, etc ... - to make
    transcripts of some of the Khan Academy's material and
    put it together with some public domain illustrations in
    order to be able to sell it as an ebook for Kindle.

    #2
    If you are in a non english-speaking country you could also
    use Khan's materials as kind of 'template' in order for you / your helpers
    to create your own content in your own language
    and by doing so populate your own Academy ...

    #3
    In your new Academy's website you could then for example
    put some modearte amount of Adsense, Banner Ads, etc ... or
    just allow it to grow to an authority site and then
    start selling high PR back links ...

    BTW: KA is a PR 8(!) site already and has ca. 40K+ unique visitors / day
    Alexa Ranking is ca. 3700 (US)!!

    Now, the above thoughts have just been brain-stormed quickly and
    are far beyond being exhaustive - the potential here is enormous, so
    I'd be glad to see this thread growing to a place where the
    potential of the this academy's concept / idea could be explored
    in a more thoroughly manner ...

    What are YOUR thoughts??!

    Cheers,

    MLMGuroo.
     
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  2. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy Power Member

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    If you want to do this. Let me know. I will hookup and pay for the server,.
     
  3. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    It's very generous of you but I don't think that hosting the site should be the actual issue here since it's very easy and cheap to storage content nowadays - e.g. Amazon S3 cloud service, etc ...
     
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  4. Nookie Monster

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    This could also be a good source for content for some sites. An added plus would be the outbound link to it. Google does like high PR outbound links.
     
  5. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    Good point.
     
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    The video lectures can be used to teach students on an online tuition website using skype. The editing of those videos will be needed to customize to the needs of students.
     
  7. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    Yes, something in this flavor in the combination with '#2' (see my original posting here), since using Khan's original materials in English might lead to some issues regarding proprietary rights and stuff ...
     
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