US-based e-learning website Khan Academy launched it's Hindi version
A US-based e-learning website, named 'Khan Academy' launched a Hindi version of the website on Thursday at the India Habitat Centre.

Salman Khan, a MIT graduate has created the academy. The Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation, which currently caters to over 3.3 crore students in 190 countries, with the assistance of 13 lakh registered educators. The academy claims to have answered 440 crore academic questions till date, according to a report by the Indian Express.

Khan told that,“We are hugely motivated by the Indian government’s focus on facilitating quality education for all and the use of technology as an enabler to do so. The partnership with Central Square Foundation in India is a key step towards enabling Khan Academy’s vision of democratising world class education, for anyone, anywhere. Applying our mission to India, we are hoping that making localised content available will benefit learners of all ages." To provide "free and quality education" to children, the academy hopes to work in collaboration with corporates, the telecom sector, state governments and the Centre.

According to Khan the Hindi platform will contain 'practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics and teacher tools to empower learners in and outside the classroom to study.' This, the academy claims, will enable students to 'see their progress and goals, and create personalised recommendations' on what to learn next.

Khan said he would try and collaborate with state governments to find ways in which the Internet can reach far-flung areas in India.