- Khan Academy on Tuesday released a new iPad app featuring over 150,000 interactive lessons, handwriting recognition, and an engine that makes recommendations based on a user's skill level.
- The app was created using part of a $2.25 million grant from AT&T, given through the telecommunication company's Aspire Initiative, which has also promised to allocate $100 million toward bringing free broadband to Title I schools.
- EdSurge estimates that Khan Academy has received $23.5 million this year, based on a list of supporters on the Khan website.
When Khan Academy released its first app in November 2012, it was a big deal that users could access 3,500 free educational lessons and exercises from just about anywhere. Today, the number of available lessons has increased an astounding 43 times over. Since Khan Academy covers everything from science and math to the humanities, many view it as one-stop shopping for supplemental learning — not to mention as the grandfather of MOOCs.