Kahn Academy, a nonprofit based in Mountain View, California, that provides free online educational programs, was recently awarded a a $3-million, three-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to create new online biology programs ranging from ninth grade lessons through the Advance Placement Program.
Kahn Academy will develop biology lessons for teachers and students that include videos as well as practice materials, an Amgen release said. The lessons will be offered free at KhanAcademy.org.
The Amgen Foundation is the only sponsor of Khan Academy's biology offerings, the release said.
"The Amgen Foundation has demonstrated a deep commitment to science education for many years, and we're honored by the renewed support of Khan Academy's biology content," Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan said in the release. "The Amgen Foundation's funding allows Khan Academy to create new biology lessons that will enrich the classroom experience for students and teachers everywhere."
This grant builds upon a funding partnership set in place in 2015. So far, Khan Academy has created more than 300 videos and 80 exercise sets for biology, as well as a large amount of articles, the release said.
"Khan Academy uses the power of technology to achieve meaningful scale and support learners around the world, particularly those who are low-income," Eduardo Cetlin, president of the Amgen Foundation, said in the release. "With more than 10 million learners visiting the platform each month, we're excited that students and teachers both in the U.S. and across the globe will have access to high-quality biology content through this partnership."