Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Free App Today - Khan Academy: A Classroom In Your Pocket

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id361975619?mt=8

Khan Academy is a non-profit video channel with over 1,000 videos covering topics ranging from high school math and science to banking and venture capital. Profits from this app will go to support Khan Academy on its mission to create valuable content.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not the official app for Khan Academy. You will not get official credit for watching the videos and cannot do the exercises. It's just a convenient way to watch the videos and we'll be updating the catalog soon to include more of the videos with better quality.

This app uses the VIRT2GO mobile video platform created by Irynsoft. VIRT2GO offers a new way to view educational content on your mobile phone. It makes learning a social experience allowing users to update and keep tabs on their Facebook friends, to post to a forum, and to leave ratings and reviews of individual videos.

Here are some of the great features of the app:

FULL PORTABILITY
-videos, catalog, notes, and forum posts are cached and viewable off-line.
-Unlike many video apps that require a wifi connection this one does not.
-Take notes or research the web while watching the video

SOCIAL FEATURES
-interact with your facebook friends from within the app (Facebook login required)
-ask questions on the discussion forum
-see how others rated a lecture to determine which videos are the most helpful