Gained in Translation: #America’s #KhanAcademy now in Punjabi for govt school students

When American educationist Sal Khan started Khan Academy in 2008, he would probably not have imagined the platform would eventually help government school children in rural Punjab solve maths problems — in their mother tongue, Punjabi.A room at the Punjab Education Department’s office in Mohali was turned into a studio, with softwares for screen recording and editing, tablets with a digital pen, some laptops and a microphone. A team of 26 government teachers took on the mammoth challenge of translating Khan Academy’s entire maths content for Classes 6 to 10 into Punjabi from English. A year later, and after translating nearly 11 lakh words and creating 440 new videos, Khan Academy’s Punjabi website is now live for students and teachers to login and study, anytime, anywhere.

Source: Gained in Translation: America’s Khan Academy now in Punjabi for govt school students | Education News,The Indian Express