Khan Academy India, a non-profit educational organization, announced the launch of ‘Khan For Educators’, a free online certification course for the professional growth of teachers in India. The course includes educational videos instructing teachers on utilizing Khan Academy to manage their students and monitor their progress.
According to an official statement, the programme aims to equip them with innovative teaching methodologies, such as mastery-based and differentiated learning. This certification course is accessible at no cost and is offered in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Marathi.
Khan For Educators course is designed to enable teachers to integrate Khan Academy into their day-to-day teaching practice and mitigate the challenges of using an online tool. In addition, there are dedicated learning modules for school principals and teacher educators to support teachers effectively. The creation of this course was funded by Indiamart, India’s largest online B2B marketplace.
Speaking about the launch of the Khan For Educators course, Managing Director of Khan Academy India, Swati Vasudevan, said:
We are on a mission to provide free, world-class education to anyone anywhere, and it is only possible if we equally empower teachers with pedagogical guidance and learning opportunities such as Khan For Educators course. This course is now available in more languages so that teachers can study in their own language, enhancing their teaching strategies and, ultimately, improving student outcomes. We are thankful to the Indiamart team for supporting our vision and funding this project.
In India, Khan Academy works closely with multiple state governments to make quality learning content available in low-cost public and govt schools, thereby bridging the education gap between private and metropolitan schools. In this process, Khan Academy is committed to supporting teachers with in-person coaching, creating a helpdesk to troubleshoot teacher queries and introducing self-paced learning for teachers via Khan for educators course.
This online course effectively supports teachers anywhere in India and helps them learn at their own pace, which is otherwise impossible via other methods. Teachers now have access to world-class training opportunities in their language (limited to three regional languages) with certification that acknowledges their efforts to keep up-to-date in the field of education.
By leveraging technology and world-class content, Khan Academy aims to make high-quality education accessible to everyone, regardless of location or socioeconomic status. By offering a wide range of resources and tools, the company aims to empower teachers to create personalized learning experiences for their students, track their progress, and identify areas where they may need additional support. The course was previously available in English and Hindi with restricted content.
However, the new course has been upgraded to include the emerging technology trends in education and made available in the regional languages of Marathi and Punjabi to support teachers from regional medium schools. Khan Academy aims to train over 25,000 teachers from govt schools in partnership with various state partners in 2023-24.
Founded by Sal Khan, Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study independently in and outside the classroom. The platform tackles math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. It focuses on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next. The startup’s mission is to provide free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.