Ariel Braunstein, co-founder of the Flip video camera, has launched his latest company – Knowmia, a platform for teacher-created videos lessons. As a crowd-source video platform for educators, Knowmia works with teachers to review and curate videos for students. Students discover and learn while parents look to lower the costs often associated with tutoring.
Knowmia is the latest Y Combinator cohort.
From coverage at Gigaom -
At launch, the site includes about 7,000 videos in a broad range of subject areas, from geometry and algebra to chemistry and physics to world history and American literature. The videos, which are about one to ten minutes long, have been mostly culled from YouTube and Vimeo and then reviewed by teachers working with Knowmia to provide editorial notes, create relevant quizzes and tag content according to subject, topic and skill.
Going forward, Knowmia will encourage teachers, as well as public and nonprofit groups, to add more videos. As the site grows, the plan is that the initial videos and tags will provide the foundation for additional notes and teacher-provided tags, which help teachers and students discover content.
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