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Triple Jump: Khan Academy’s Unique Users Grow 309% to 3.5 Million


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According to Salman Khan, Khan Academy tripled its unique users to 3.5 million per month- up 309% year over year. He announced this impressive stat at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, an annual gathering of players shaping the web’s future. At Web 2.0 Khan credited the boost to support from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the $2 million dollars he won from Google’s Project 10100 competition.  Rip Empson, reporting for TechCrunch on Khan’s presentation at the Summit is a fan:

“Educational”-type YouTube videos have now been around for years, but Khan Academy’s repository is pretty ridiculous. The educational startup now counts over 2,600 videos in its library…

It looks like all the publicity and traction Khan Academy has been getting of late is really starting to pay off, which is great to see.

If you’re not familiar with Khan Academy here’s the handy descriptive on CRUNCHBASE:

 Khan Academy is an educational non-profit focused on providing high-quality education for everyone. They produce a collection of free online micro lectures on a variety of different subjects, including mathematics, history, computer science, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics. Khan Academy also incorporates game mechanics into their system by awarding students with badges for reaching certain skill levels. Khan Academy was founded in 2006 by Salman Khan.

via Khan Academy Triples Unique Users to 3.5 Million – TechCrunch

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