This question was inspired by our most recent AMA with Haseeb Qureshi.
Opinion: The greatest teachers have always been able to explain complicated things simply and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Question: Who have been your favorite online teachers and why?
I’ll start with some of my personal favorites
- Sal Khan of Khan Academy. His simple youtube videos of him on Microsoft paint were more effective than animated videos that took months of production.
- Richard Feynman. People say there’s no subject that’s too complicated to learn. Theoretical physics is an exception. Feynman always made me feel that 1) it was not impossible to learn and 2) even he only learned it by practicing.
- Neil Degrasse Tyson. Oozes enthusiasm of his subject. Makes you want to learn what he cares so deeply about.
- Eric Lander. He’s the professor I always wish I had.