Khan Academy launched in Norwegian!

The Norwegian version of Khan Academy has been launched today, howcool is that!!! The project has come trough with help from NDLA and our own Khan Academy project manager, Elisabet Rommedal.

Photo by: Tom Knudsen

Khan Academy is famous for being one of the first OERs really going viral with millions of people using the site and learning from the videos on Youtube.  When asked wath is so great about Khan, Elisabet answers:

We find that students are so fascinated that they forget to take a break, says Elisabet Romedal. – Khan Academy uses various methods of game technology, so you can simply get a little hooked on math. When you get an assignment, it makes you want to do a new one.

To get a page in a new language, one must first have a test page that must be approved by the Khan Academy. A Norwegian beta site has been live since January 2015 and is already visited by 10,000 users.

Internationally there is a French, Spanish and Portuguese version of Khan Academy, and now also in Norwegian. If you are wondering which other languages are being worked on  you can find them here.

Photo by: Khan Academy
Photo by: Khan Academy

Sal Khan showing his excitement over the launch of the Norwegian site!

Creative commons LIcence makes it all possible

This translation is made possible because Khan Academy have licensed most of their work under a Creative Commons. In general this means that Khan have given permission to anyone who wants to re-use and translate their content.

At first the translation work into Norwegian was made by a Norwegian student who saw the value of Khan Academy for Norwegian students. The number of sequences in Norwegian has increased rapidly over the past year. Now large amounts tasks translated videos have received Norwegian subtitles, and many also with Norwegian voiceover.

The voluntary work continues

Elisabet Romedal wants more helpers to pich in with the work that still remains. – Now students and teachers adopt these wonderful resources that we have made available. We hope motivates teachers to contribute on a voluntary basis.

The Norwegian version of Khan can be found here.