As the medical fellow at the Khan Academy, Rishi Desai brings his expertise in pediatric infectious diseases and public health to the Khan Academy's 3.7 million unique users per month. In this talk, Desai offers a recap of the Khan Academy's founding; a behind-the-scenes peek at how it works; a discussion of why it's different; a look at education in a larger context; and then, of course, his own involvement there. The Khan Academy is rethinking the way we learn, and the way we teach. Desai shows us the extreme, game-changing benefits of self-pacing programs, open access, and being a part of a global classroom. He shares inspiring stories of Khan Academy students, and offers us a look into the future (and the betterment) of public education - and what our world might look like with widespread, world-class access to medical and health information.
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