By Sasha Ban, Senior Content Program Manager at Khan Academy
The explosive growth in generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the last year promises to be both a blessing and an unprecedented challenge for human society. Revolutionary new technologies like AI promise to make our lives easier by helping us complete tedious tasks more efficiently, but these technologies also come with risks. The prevalence of cybercrime like phishing has exploded, student cheating using AI is on the rise, and the negative effects of social media use on mental health have been well documented.
Alongside our partners, Khan Academy is developing a few new and inspiring courses designed to help learners stay informed and learn digital literacy skills as they navigate the digital world. Take a look at our new courses.
Internet safety course
Learn how to stay safe and secure as you shop, manage finances, and stay connected with others on the internet! Our Internet safety course is packed with powerful tips that can help you keep your information and devices secure and help you recognize and avoid common online scams.
AI for education course
What is generative AI? How does it work? What is it good at? What is it less good at? Is the use of AI cheating? Our AI for education course answers these burning questions and others. It also features practical tips and strategies for using generative AI to create engaging learning experiences and improve learning outcomes.
Social media literacy, by the Center for Humane Technology
Why are we all so hooked on social media? In our Social media literacy course, you’ll learn the how and why behind social media’s addictive power. You’ll connect your learning to your life experiences and take part in activities that will help us build a better technological future.
Wireless Philosophy’s Emerging technologies unit
Part of a larger philosophy course, the Wireless Philosophy’s Emerging technologies unit focuses on the ethical dimensions of technology. A series of thought experiments guides you to a nuanced understanding of technology and its role in our lives.
How can you use Khan Academy’s technology resources to expand your understanding of technology and help others use technology safely and ethically?
How can educators use Khan Academy’s technology resources?
For educators working with middle school, high school, or college students, these resources can be used in a technology course, an advisory course, or in a career development setting. They’re also relevant for guidance/career counselors, social workers, and administrators who are seeking to support students in using technology safely and responsibly.
How can learners use Khan Academy’s technology resources?
Learners can use these courses to expand their understanding of how to safely and ethically use technologies such as AI and social media.
The digital world continues to evolve rapidly, and we’ll be updating these courses and units periodically to ensure that they reflect current-day trends and issues in technology. Check back often with Khan Academy to make sure that you are up to date on all things technology-related!