Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:42:00
Khan Academy is best known for our Math and Science content, but our goal has always been to provide a free world-class education on as many subjects as possible. However, we knew that other subjects, particularly Art and History, require a different take on how to present the topics.
We were thrilled to find Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, the creators of SmartHistory. Their style of spontaneous conversations, where speakers are not afraid to disagree and challenge each other, really resonated with us. Their videos are short, casual, approachable, interesting, and thought-provoking, and they bring many of the same sensibilities that have really resonated with our audience.
We are pleased to announce that we are joining forces. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker will join our faculty and lead the creation of Art, History, Architecture, and other content in the humanities.
They have already created over 300 videos, and you can see them all at: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org. Over time, expect to see tighter integration of their content on http://www.khanacademy.org.
We think this is the beginning of a tremendous collaboration, and we are incredibly excited to push the frontier on freely available content in the Arts and Humanities.