“In a world like that,” he says, “I think that you are going to expand the number of people who are these precocious self-learners, and we can engage far more people because they are going to have a chance to take ownership of their learning and they’re going to have a chance to not be bored or lost.” By “flipping the classroom,” and focusing on creative new ways of learning Khan believes that more people would be excited about learning and in turn, they will learn more.
Recently featured on the cover of Forbes magazine for his work with the Academy, Khan has become a highly influential figure on the future of education. His website currently has over 3,000 instructional videos, 300 exercises, and 3,700,000 unique users per month. In the future, as he notes in the interview, he hopes that it will become an accredited institution. “Hopefully one day Khan Academy will be taken very seriously where someone will say, 'Wow, so you did that on Khan Academy? You’re ready for the next level now.'” As humble as he is wise, Khan presents solutions for improving the way we teach our kids in his speeches and his new book, The One World Schoolhouse. He provides a history of the education system and pinpoints areas we need to improve so that we can begin to remodel and improve the learning process for the future.