We often get asked how Nexbooks compares to the Khan Academy. The short answer is pretty simple … we are similar in that we are entirely video-based, but we offer complete courses, with recommended credits. Also, our topics include never-before offered electives, and most importantly, we strive to make the material fun and interesting.
We’re long-time fans of Khan. Started in 2009, Khan pioneered a great way to deliver K-12 instruction efficiently, enabling remote learning. That being said, Khan delivers the SAME content that has been around forever... just better. In other words, Algebra is still Algebra... but video is more engaging and usually better than text.
Shortly after Khan Academy was founded, Nexbooks’ founder Ryan Teves wrote a book titled “In Defense of the American Teen”. One of the key tenets of the book is that if students are allowed to pursue their passions, they will (1.) Do better and (2.) Enjoy school more. So, we’ve leveraged the Big Idea of offering on-line video-based instruction, and improved it in a few ways. The longer answer to the question is: