(Editor’s note: This event required advance registration and is sold out.)
Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission to provide “anyone, anywhere” with high-quality education and resources to advance intellectual abilities, will speak at Cal Poly Pomona today, Nov. 13.
Khan’s lecture is jointly hosted by the Kellogg Distinguished Public Lecture Series and POLYTEACH 2012-13: The Information, Technology and Lifelong Learning Speaker Series in order to highlight the role of technology in education as well as to advance intellectual discourse on campus.
“Rethinking Education,” will take place at noon in Ursa Major, Bronco Student Center. He will discuss the history and evolution of the Khan Academy and the need to rethink education, and answer questions following his lecture.
The Khan Academy is an online resource that provides self-paced software and unlimited, free access to instructional videos in everything from basic arithmetic and test prep to college level sciences, economics and art history. The online school has more than 3,300 instructional videos, 300 exercises, and 4.2 million unique students per month, and has delivered more than 176 million lessons. Kahn calls his venture “the free classroom for the world.”