Since its foundation, khanacademy.org has received almost unanimously good feedback. This feedback hasn’t just been in the form of positive YouTube comments either. In 2009, Khan Academy received the “Microsoft Tech Award for Education”. Following positive feedback from Bill Gates, Khan was invited to deliver a TED talk.

In 2010, Google’s Project 10^100 provided $2 million to support the creation of more courses, to allow for translation of the Khan Academy’s content, and to allow for the hiring of additional staff. The Bill Gates Foundation also placed the Khan Academy on its list to get funding. In Nov 2011, the Khan Academy received a $5 million grant from the O’Sullivan Foundation.

It is clear that Khan Academy is heading in the right direction, especially with the backing of such people of the magnitude of Bill Gates. With the correct business plan, a level head and willingness in the education sector, it might not be too far into the future until Khan’s ideal classroom is the norm.