By Adil James, TMO
Sohail Khan of MyEducationKey.com, with many prominent supporters, described his website and performed a fundraiser this past Saturday evening at the Tawheed Center. About 200 people attended the fundraiser. Sohail Khan described the MyEducationKey project, emphasizing its themes of being useful to people everywhere, empowering people world-wide with high quality education–for everyone, everywhere. The website provides all levels of education through video-taped lectures. Interactive education is available from kindergarten through graduate school, including ACT/SAT prep, and professional development. Instruction is provided by excellent professors.
Some of the universities that have already contributed lecture series are MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and more.
In the future, Mr. Khan explained to TMO, there may be degree programs available and possibly accounting, but for now students pursue their educations on the site on an ad hoc basis.
The site is perfect as a supplement for a separate educational system–high school students (including non-Muslims) through testimonials on the site have explained that they use Myeducationkey to cover holes in their understanding of what they have learned in their full time school.
Several of the eveningâ€™s speakers spoke of their deep happiness at being able to, in a sense, attend MIT for the purposes of learning a subject. People in their sixties expressed the hope that in fact the site provided a way for them to continue to learn.
The site already has very impressive statistics. 13,500 video lessons have been uploaded to the site. 47,000 lectures have been watched. The site has received 800,000 hits. Students, (university and primary/secondary), in the US, Pakistan, India, and China, have sought knowledge through the site.
Future plans for the site include global outreach, courses of professional development, teachers being able to create their own courses, mobile apps, multiple languages, virtual classrooms, and much much more.
This is a project helpful to all of humanity that was started by Muslim insights and contributions, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Several educators including Dr. Mohammed Syed, Dr. Nasser Ahmed, and Mr. Saleem Khalid spoke of their admiration for the project.
If you are interested in donating, please visit myeducationkey.com.