Khan Academy

Free world-class education, for anyone, anywhere.

Past and Current Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, Skoll Foundation

Active Countries
190 countries
Thematic area(s)
Creative Commons licensed
Organisation Name
Khan Academy

The Problem

The lack of access to educational resources prevents learners to move at their own pace and hinders the development of mastery of skills required to move on to the next level. This applies to both independent learners and learners in schools, as well as the teachers (and in some cases parents) who support those learners.

The Solution

Khan Academy provides free K-14 online lessons and mastery-based practice in maths, sciences, and humanities. It offers remote learning resources and tools to track student progress for teachers and parents in 50+ languages.

How it works?

The user journey varies according to who is using the platform. In the case of a teacher or parent:

  • Step 1: The user creates a teacher account and sets up a class to invite students. The teacher can choose courses and is assisted by an onboarding tool.
  • Step 2: Students are provided access to review/practice content taught, either during classroom time or as homework. The teacher can also assign specific lessons or even specific items to students to do as homework (or during class).
  • Step 3: On the teacher dashboards, users can see how individual students are doing across skills and where they have gaps to make interventions more focused.
  • Step 4: Based on the needs of each class and the individual students within it, the user can refine the topics covered, assign course mastery goals, provide incentives based on skill development and more. Step 5: As the school year progresses, users can see the arc of skill development and mastery attainment for all students and classes.
Digital X Solution Khan Academy

Bridging the digital divide

The solution offers options for offline usage via mobile apps and Khan Academy Kids app. Khan Academy also partners with others providers of offline solutions such as Learning Equality.

Impact and highlights

  • 130M+ registered users globally (190 countries).
  • Used by 200,000+ teachers.
  • Provided 200M+ hours of learning in 2020.

Plans for expansion

Seeking to expand implementations to additional countries.