Salman Khan was the commencement speaker this year at Rice University’s 99th commencement ceremony. “Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and not-for-profit organization that has made waves in the field of education. In 2004, Khan’s online tutorials for a young cousin gained a wider audience, and five years later he turned his collection of free educational videos into the online Khan Academy. Today, his more than 3,200 online tutorials attract 6 million viewers every month, and Time magazine recently named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.” — Alyson Ward (writer in Public Affairs at Rice University, the full article is listed below).
YouTube Video: Salman Khan at Rice University’s 2012 Commencement