In Aurora, Colorado, Instructure recently unveiled its collaborative endeavor with Khan Academy, aiming to redefine the future of personalized learning using artificial intelligence (AI). As a market leader in learning management through its flagship product Canvas, Instructure’s partnership will harness Khan Academy’s unique instructional content, complemented by Instructure’s extensive outreach, scale, and data analytics prowess. This collaboration will culminate in an AI-powered tutoring and teaching assistant tool named “Khanmigo”.
This partnership signifies more than just the coming together of two major brand names. Steve Daly, Instructure’s CEO, highlighted Khan’s emphasis on equitable access to top-tier educational content. The forthcoming “Khanmigo” promises to be distinct, focusing on aiding both teaching and learning, rather than merely being an automated response system.
Khanmigo’s integration with Canvas will offer educators valuable insights into student engagement and performance. This granular data, combined with Khan’s educational content, aims to equip educators with actionable insights to customize their teaching approach. This AI tool seeks to relieve educators from some cognitive load, thereby freeing up time for more personal student interactions and fostering genuine student-teacher engagements.
Sal Khan conveyed his enthusiasm for the partnership through an email, emphasizing the potential of AI via Khanmigo to nurture critical thinking and writing capabilities responsibly.
Steve Daly expressed ambitious plans for Instructure, emphasizing increased outreach and establishing Instructure as the benchmark platform across K-12 to lifelong learning. This partnership might just be the leap needed to realize the dream of AI-powered personalized learning.
Source: Newton, D. (2023, July 27). Instructure, Khan Academy Announce Major Partnership On AI Tutoring, Teaching.