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Video chats connect language students with native seniors looking for conversation
Online education is booming thanks to platforms such as Khan Academy, YouTube tutorials and even educational video games such as Koe, which recently crowdfunded on Kickstarter. However, language-learning especially is a skill that’s best acquired by speaking one-on-one with natives on a regular basis. Aiming to facilitate this, a new service in Brazil called Speaking Exchange is enabling students to practise their English through video chats with US seniors in retirement homes, who benefit from regular conversation. READ MORE…
Gibbon curates web content into learning playlists
The web can be seen as essentially one giant educational resource, but for students looking to learn a particular subject, it can be difficult to know where to start. From the Netherlands, Gibbon is a new platform that enables experts to create learning flows, guiding newbies through subjects with weekly articles, links, videos and e-books. READ MORE…
From Israel, add-on turns any web page into a language lesson
Although English is the unofficial language of the web, around 45 percent of all websites are written in other languages, providing a rich resource of ‘real-world’ texts for students learning a foreign language. A new Google Chrome add-on called Lingua.ly is harnessing this by turning any website into an opportunity for those students to boost their skills. READ MORE…
Kids’ theme park educates them about finance
Regular readers of Springwise may remember our coverage of the STEAM Carnival, the science and maths-themed circus that aimed to engage kids with tech and engineering. Now a similar venture – KidZania Mumbai – is getting visitors to roleplay as bank tellers in order to teach them about the finance skills they will need later in life. READ MORE…
Digital pinboards group educational media resources
The social web has broadened the possibilities for informing and educating, and we’ve already seen sites such as Kroupys, a Q&A platform for higher education students to share knowledge. Now, Learnist is a Pinterest-style site which enables users to collate their online resources by theme. READ MORE…