Khan Academy is a non-profit[ educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." Its website features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard. There are over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 mini lectures that are delivered via video tutorials stored on YouTube. The teaching of maths on this site covers all elements of maths from basic primary school operations to activities focused on key leaving certificate higher level topics.
All resources are available free to anyone around the world. By 2013, they were used by about 10 million students per month. KhanAcademy's micro lectures have been watched over 468 million times.
At Roscommon Community we are engaging students with this learning framework. Students are encouraged to engage through the use of their own personalised accounts. Challenges are set for students that re-enforce material that is being taught in class and encourages the student to develop independent learning.
A competitive atmosphere is created where students compete to win points and earn much coveted badges. Through the use of Khan Academy students can take responsibility for their own learning and develop new skills through the medium of technology at a pace that suits them.