As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout on-line education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach. “Computer Science is an intensely creative field,” states Shantanu Sinha, President of Khan Academy, which gave TechCrunch an exclusive look at their brand new education portal that teaches Computer Science fundamentals through interactive drawing. “We really wanted to focus on creating something that could inspire young children, and get them excited and motivated to explore CS further.” The portal’s interactive design is a major evolutionary step for a website that has since been nearly entirely based on YouTube lectures (with over 178 million views). I rarely get excited about on-line education, which often just recycles our antiquated education system into a digital format, but the new Khan Academy Computer Science project is beyond impressive.
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