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Getty Museum Partners with Khan Academy to bring art education to millions more learners

Post from Khan Academy’s Art Historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker:

Khan Academy is very proud to announce a partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

The Getty is one of the world’s premier cultural institutions with an exceptional collection of works of art that include Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises, an impressive collection of Rembrandts, and one of the world’s great collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The Getty has played a leading role among cultural institutions in exploring how digital technologies can aid research, conservation, and education. An important recent example is their Open Content Program, making high-resolution photographs of public-domain art in the collection available for download, free of charge. And if that wasn’t enough, the architecture and gardens of the Getty Center and Villa are breathtakingly beautiful.

We are especially excited about this partnership in part because we have been using The Getty’s amazing library of innovative short-form video in our own classrooms for many years. Much of this amazing content will now be available to new audiences on Khan Academy. Perhaps even more importantly, The Getty is determined to deepen this collaboration and explore how we can best use the Khan Academy learning platform to create a dynamic learning experience around their online content.

Take a look at all the Getty Museum tutorials.

The mummification process


Seeking medical content creators

This past summer we ran a competition to find new medical content creators and the response was overwhelmingly positive (see new content from the winners here). The contest helped us identify a team of amazing content creators who are helping us build out our Biology, Chemistry, and Physics materials. But we’ve just gotten started and now we’re ready to push forward. We want to create free, world-class content focused on medical/healthcare conditions.

We have teamed up with the Jonas Center and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to cover key concepts found in the NCLEX-RN (the nursing licensure exam in the United States and soon to be in Canada). This material will be an asset for the approximately 200,000 nursing school graduates who sit for the NCLEX-RN each year in addition to medical professionals and patients looking for information on various diseases.

If you’re interested in making free medical content focused on the NCLEX-RN topics and being trained as one of Khan Academy’s new healthcare content creators, Apply Here.

Or if you know someone who may be a great medical content creator, forward the link on.

The NCLEX competition begins today. We’ll be reviewing submissions as soon as they come in, so if you’re interested, get started right now! We’ll close applications when we have identified our core set of competition winners or by January 17th, 2014, whichever date comes first. Winners will get an opportunity to help thousands through their videos and questions. To hone their skills, they will get a 1 week training session (March 2-9) where they will work directly with Khan Academy and one another! Winners will then have the chance to be invited to become Khan Academy Fellows and join our team of healthcare content creators.

NCLEX-RN competition :


Khan Academy and MoMA Collaborate

Post from Khan Academy’s Art Historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker:

Khan Academy is delighted to announce a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, which houses the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art and whose mission is (in part) to help all of us “understand and enjoy the art of our time.”

Full disclosure, we both once worked at MoMA and we admit it’s one of our favorite museums anywhere. Not only is MoMA home to Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, but in recent years, MoMA has become a leader in thinking about the museum in the digital age.

This collaboration is particularly valuable because over the years, MoMA has produced a truly exceptional library of video (and audio) content. Much of this great video content is now available on Khan Academy where it can reach new audiences. This collaboration is another example of MoMA’s leadership in digital media and education. We look forward to continuing to work with MoMA to bring exceptional education content to a global audience.

Check out MoMA’s tutorials on Khan Academy. Learn about printmaking techniques, go behind the scenes, or learn about the drip technique of Jackson Pollock, one of America’s most iconic and influential painters.

AB EX NY: The Painting Techniques of Ad Reinhardt:


Chemistry, Biology, Psychology! Oh My!

This summer Khan Academy launched a competition to find a group of talented Science content creators and we are happy to now have 15 new content creators. This team has been busy making tutorials on topics such as Organ Systems, Chemical Processes, and Behavior. We have now posted over 200 questions and 150 video lessons.

In the coming year, you will see more Science content and by Fall 2014 we will have covered all of the new 2015 MCAT topics to help students preparing for the exam. We will also be adding this content to our Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Sociology, and Psychology tutorials but students of these subjects should feel free to take a peek now.

Take a look at one of the lesson on Metabolism here:

Overview of metabolism: Anabolism and catabolism:


New Calculus Course coming Fall 2014

For years now we have been getting requests to offer a complete Calculus course on Khan Academy. In an effort to create a course of the highest quality by Fall 2014, Khan Academy is partnering with Phillips Academy Andover. We are working with Andover’s math department (30 teachers) to develop rigorous adaptive exercises appropriate for a first-year course in Calculus. We just started adding questions to our site and will continuously add content throughout the year. Read more about the partnership here.

Try one of the first problems here.