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’60 Minutes’ Features Sal Khan

March 14, 2012  • Tricia Johnson

Did you catch Sal Khan on “60 Minutes” this week? Dubbed by its producers as Teacher to the World, Khan talks about a huge turning point for his online nonprofit the Khan Academy, which happened after Bill Gates introduced Khan to the world from the stage of the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.

With more than 3,000 lessons on everything from Algebra to Art History to Valuation and Investing, Khan Acadamy garners 4 million views a month from students around the world.

In addition to the free video lessons online, the Khan Academy has a vibrant software development team that has created tools for using Khan videos in the classroom with a sophisticated tracking system for teachers to monitor progress. While at Aspen Ideas, Khan demonstrated how the ground-breaking program is being implemented in middle schools. Watch his 15-minute Game Changer session here:

Khan also shared his “Big Idea” at the opening session of the Festival. Watch this three minutes to hear how Khan — who himself has three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard — would revamp higher education and the degree process.