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America's Most Popular Online Teacher

posted May 28, 2011, 8:19 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated May 28, 2011, 8:24 AM ]

By Jason Koebler – Fri May 27, 12:46 pm ET

America's most popular teacher doesn't work at Harvard University or a fancy prep school. In fact, he doesn't work in a school at all, but his lessons have been viewed more than 56 million times. Salman Khan, a former hedge fund manager, is the founder of Khan Academy, a free online learning platform with a library of more than 2,300 videos covering everything from basic algebra and differential equations to the Vietnam War.

Most videos are brief--anywhere from a couple of minutes to a half hour, depending on the subject. Khan scrawls equations and writes down key terms on a computer program that simulates a chalk board as he explains them with a voiceover track.

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