What’s impressive about this piece of news isn’t the large round of funding that Kahn Academy just closed as a non-profit organization. For me, Kahn Academy is a game changer because it has now moved past being just a web platform into having a impact outside the technology realm. It has made reverse instruction possible, by enabling teachers to assign the instructional video as homework and allocate classroom time to problem solving and practice questions instead.
Kahn Academy is a great example of how a scalable web platform can actually enhance person-to-person interactions by allowing teachers and students to interact more frequently in the classroom. From such humble roots, Kahn Academy has grown to have the potential to affect the education of thousands, if not millions of students.