World-renowned educator visits Austin College - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

World-renowned educator visits Austin College

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • ECU Basketball Adds Four to 2014-15 Roster

    ECU Basketball Adds Four to 2014-15 Roster

    ADA - The East Central University men's basketball team will be bolstered by the addition of four players to the 2014-15 roster.More >>
    ADA - The East Central University men's basketball team will be bolstered by the addition of four players to the 2014-15 roster.
    More >>
  • Fusion Bible Church Invites Community to "Yancy" In Concert

    Fusion Bible Church Invites Community to "Yancy" In Concert

    One of the hottest performers in Christian Music is coming to Texoma. Fusion Bible invites the community to "Yancy" in concert.Haven't heard of Yancy? Your kids probably have. Her website says "music that makes Jesus loud." With a rock sound that blends with any generation and a message of love, it's a concert the entire family will enjoy.Fusion Bible, based in Sherman and Durant, invite you to join them Friday July 25, 2014 at 7:00 in the evening at the Sherman Campus for fun and fellowship....More >>
    One of the hottest performers in Christian Music is coming to Texoma. Fusion Bible invites the community to "Yancy" in concert.Haven't heard of Yancy? Your kids probably have. Her website says "music that makes Jesus loud." With a rock sound that blends with any generation and a message of love, it's a concert the entire family will enjoy.Fusion Bible, based in Sherman and Durant, invite you to join them Friday July 25, 2014 at 7:00 in the evening at the Sherman Campus for fun and fellowship....More >>
  • Workforce Solutions Texoma KTEN Hot Jobs

    Workforce Solutions Texoma KTEN Hot Jobs

    Looking for a job? Workforce Solutions Texoma can help. Below is the updated list of job openings in our area. For more information you can contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at Phone: 903.463.9997 Fax: 903.463.3073 www.workforcesolutionstexoma.com DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WORKPLACE LEARNING Denison Closing Date: 8/15/2014 Posting ID: 6313798 http://bit.ly/1sR6cKz TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND PC REPAIR Denison Closing Date: 8/16/2014 Posting I...More >>
    Looking for a job? Workforce Solutions Texoma can help. Below is the updated list of job openings in our area. For more information you can contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at Phone: 903.463.9997 Fax: 903.463.3073 www.workforcesolutionstexoma.com DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WORKPLACE LEARNING Denison Closing Date: 8/15/2014 Posting ID: 6313798 http://bit.ly/1sR6cKz TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND PC REPAIR Denison Closing Date: 8/16/2014 Posting I...More >>

SHERMAN -- Thursday, the creator of the revolutionary learning tool called the Khan Academy inspired an audience at Austin College.

More than 100 students and staff packed inside the Wynne Chapel on-campus to hear Salman Khan speak for about 30 minutes.

He visited the campus to receive the Austin College Posey Leadership Award for his leadership in a global context.

The New Orleans native also shared the story of how what's become a global concept began with him teaching math to his cousins, one named Nadia, over the Internet.

"Those visits were for Nadia, not Bill Gates," Khan said as the audience laughed.

Khan said the videos caught on. As a result, in 2009, he said he quit his job as a hedge fund analyst and began focusing full-time on his YouTube channel called the Khan Academy.

Today, there are more than 3,000 Khan Academy videos online. Users can access them through its YouTube page or through the KhanAcademy.org, a non-profit website created in 2006.

Each video is about 10-minutes long and cover a variety of topics from the history of World War 1, to buying a house, to the debt ceiling. Students say, Best of all, the lessons are free.

Alaina Oglesby, a business student at Austin College, says she's used Khan Academy videos to re-learn calculus.

"He was talking today about learning at your own pace," she said. "That's what a video allows you to do."

Since gaining international success, Khan has been on the cover of Forbes magazine and featured on 60 Minutes.

Professors at Austin College say his big picture way of thinking is changing the layout of the way students learn.

"Anybody who has access to Internet whether it's a public library, in their home, at school, can view, can learn these lessons and can do it on their own time, build their own mastery and, I think, that's just critical," education professor Julia Shahid said.