In its debut version, the portal will provide free access to
thousands of educational videos from Khan Academy, the worlds
premier not-for-profit education organization that offers free
micro-lectures teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine,
finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics,
computer science and other subjects. To date, Khan Academy has
delivered over 234 million lessons worldwide.
Founder and CEO Dr. Nickhil Jakatdar, who was an invited speaker
at One Globe 2013 during a spotlight session, also unveiled
the findings of Vuclips global education survey.
than 80,000 people participated in this three day survey from
around the world including countries such as India, Saudi
Arabia, Philippines, Canada, Pakistan, United States, United
Kindom, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, UAE, Bangladesh, Malaysia,
Brazil, Iran and several others.
details on the insights from India, Dr. Jakatdar said, Almost
30 per cent of all respondents from India were under 18 years,
while 40 per cent were between 18-25 years. More than half
of respondents in India cited money as the biggest obstacle
to getting an education of their choice.
Indians are relatively more open to learning at home, with
only 18 per cent preferring to learn in a school, compared
to the global average of 25 per cent in favour of a school
environment. At 82 per cent, Indians are also more responsive
to receiving education through phones, than the rest of the
world (80 per cnet). This is true especially for respondents
below 18 years of age.