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How to Run the Khan Academy Off-line

How to Run the Khan Academy Off-line

When a friend recently asked for volunteers to help tutor inmates at a local prison, I asked, “Why not use the Khan Academy?” This website contains a wealth of video tutorials that span a wide range of topics and complexity, ideal for inmates seeking high school equivalency diplomas. The math offerings are probably the most complete—ranging in difficulty from basic addition to linear algebra and calculus—but the site has lessons in astronomy, art history, economics, chemistry, biology, physics, and more. The academy has received considerable media coverage. So it’s easy to find out lots about it—how it began with a few simple videos Salman Khan made to help tutor a cousin in math, how his lessons unexpectedly went viral on YouTube, how Bill Gates took an interest and funded the expansion of his work, and how the academy has become a pillar in some technologically progressi...

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