SOURCE: Curriki.org

September 13, 2010 04:01 ET

Curriki Hosts Educational Video Library by Khan Academy

1600+ Video Library Is Universally Lauded for Its High Quality and Effectiveness and Featured on CNN and PBS

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  As the school season starts in many countries, Curriki, a leading online community for creating and sharing K-12 open source curricula, today announced a significant alliance with Khan Academy that brings an impressive library of 1600+ educational videos to the Curriki community worldwide and complements the nearly 40,000 educational resources already available on Curriki.org that includes work sheets, problem sets, textbooks, and interactive activities and lesson plans, creating a diverse and rich educational experience.

"Think of it as the Khan Academy channel on Curriki.org," said Sal Khan, the founder and the familiar voice of Khan Academy's video lessons. "Since YouTube is blocked by many schools, having an unblocked site where students can access the video library while in school is critically important. Curriki.org is a trusted site in homes, schools, and libraries worldwide and can vastly improve when and how many students can access the content."

"Curriki and Khan Academy share a common mission to provide a world-class education, for free, to everyone in the world," said Kim Jones, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Curriki. "Providing access to the video library through Curriki.org expands the number of students worldwide who can access this excellent educational resource in school while also enabling educators to align the content to state and national learning standards, make them discoverable by subject, level and topic and integrate them into their lesson and instruction."

A must-see resource for all parents, teachers and students, the Khan Academy effort has been featured on CNN, PBS, NPR, and is commonly viewed in educational circles as a highly influential effort. Curriki has partnered with Khan Academy to provide quick and easy access to thousands of educational videos that can be used in the classroom to supplement a lesson, or at home to support learning opportunities for students. Khan Academy has resources for a wide variety of topics including math, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, and history.

Join Curriki.org Today for Free
Curriki is a hotbed of inspiring activities that change the world for the better; a place to collaborate, to create and to learn. To join forces with Curriki, please visit www.curriki.org. When you join Curriki (at no cost), you can find resources, contribute resources and connect with other educators.

About Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Sal Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month. This ever-growing library is further enhanced with user-paced exercises -- developed as an open source project -- allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World. Join Khan Academy content-area groups and uncover thousands of video instructional resources in a wide variety of topics.

About Curriki
A not-for-profit organization with 136,000 members, over 39,000 learning assets and more than 1.6 million unique visitors per year, Curriki drives a broad agenda towards global educational excellence via open source peer-reviewed content, open access, and collaboration tools for teachers, students and parents worldwide. To learn more, please log onto www.curriki.org.

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