“Khan Academy” Armenia
Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization, which was established in 2006 with the motto: “A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” The online platform is accessible to everyone, irrespective of one’s social status or place of residence. Across the platform, online education is organized through videos, educational materials and exercises, which makes it possible to self-study and reinforce one’s knowledge of different subjects. The game elements of the platform make the educational process even more engaging.
Today, more than 60 million people from 190 countries make use of the platform and the educational materials developed by Khan Academy, including students from leading international universities and schools. More than 30 countries localize its content․ Armenia has also joined the program, making the platform accessible to Armenian students. On the Ayb Educational Foundation’s initiative and “Renaissance” Cultural and Intellectual Foundation’s support, Khan Academy materials have been localized since 2017. There are already over 2800 Armenian videos available on youtube and website and 1200 Armenian exercises and articles.
Armenian Khan Academy’s website (hy.khanacademy.org) offers exercises, articles, educational videos and an individual learning platform to plan one’s own learning. The web-page is available not only for students, but also for use of teachers and parents. It studies mathematics, science, computer programming, history, history of arts, English, economics and more, using modern technologies to identify the learner’s strengths and weaknesses. Khan cooperates with such establishments as NASA, Museum of Modern Art, California Academy of Sciences, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.