Introduction to Khan Academy Vietnam
Khan Academy Vietnam (KAV) Program is a non-profit education initiative created through the strategic partnership between The Vietnam Foundation (VNF) and Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a globally renowned online learning platform that is utilized by over 145 million users in 190 countries and is accessible in 51 languages. Large philanthropic foundations, such as the Gates Foundation and Google, support the platform. With over 10,000 lectures, the Khan Academy platform offers high-quality learning content that covers a wide range of subjects, including Mathematics, Computing, Science, Soft Skills, SAT Preparation, and AP programs. The platform caters to the learning needs of students from kindergarten to college across various fields and levels of study.
The objective of Khan Academy Vietnam is to accompany Vietnamese students in their efforts to learn actively and effectively on the Khan Academy platform. This program aims to help students enhance their ability to self-study, develop critical thinking skills, and cultivate progressive qualities. Through the KAV Open School model, an online school used by schools in Vietnam to teach and supervise, and the KAV Open Class, an online class created on the Khan Academy platform by any individual or organization, students across the country can access and utilize Khan Academy’s free educational resources based on their individual needs and goals, whether they are students, teachers, or parents.
The application of Khan Academy in teaching at schools through the KAV Open School model of Khan Academy Vietnam aims to promote a dual objective:
- Assisting schools in accomplishing their digital transformation tasks in teaching as per the 131/QD-TTg
- Assisting the implementation of the 2018 General Education Program
- Enhancing English language education, teaching subjects in English following the 2080/QD-TTg and fostering self-study skills among students during their school years.
By the end of 2022, The KAV Open School model has been introduced to numerous teachers and school principals in the Department of Education and Training of Me Linh District (Hanoi), Departments of Education and Training in Lao Cai, Vinh Phuc, Phu Yen, and Dong Nai provinces. Furthermore, over 30 elementary schools in Me Linh district (Hanoi) and approximately 300 elementary schools throughout Dong Nai province are gradually implementing the model.
For the users, KAV has organized free KAV Open Class models for students from grade 1 to grade 12. These programs, including the Khan Summer School, Khan Tinh Thong Open Class (for elementary and middle school students), and SAT Open Class (for grade 9 and high school students preparing for the SAT exam), have attracted thousands of participants.
All VNF and Khan Academy programs are free for schools, teachers, and students for a lifetime. With the commitment and extensive implementation of KAV program activities, VNF is seeking the support from individuals, organizations, and institutions to fulfill educational objectives and contribute sustainable values for the Vietnamese community.