Navigating and sharing online contentBy Bibblio Learning Limited
Bibblio brings the web's best learning materials onto a single super-site, to make it easier for users to navigate, share and collect the glut of great content newly available online.
Education has been one of the fastest-growing areas of technology for social change: extending access to learning to millions and massively disrupting traditional pedagogy with the rise MOOCS (massively open online courses), YouTube innovators such as Khan Academy, TED, and the use of populist formats such as Vimeo, SlideShare and SoundCloud. But the array of options can be dizzying if you don’t know where to start.
Bibblio has set out to help learners make sense of this rich new ecosystem of content creators. The site aims to be a one-stop shop for the full spectrum of online education: from the fresh, funky and informal learning from bloggers like Tyler DeWitt and Wisecrack, to the established players such as Open University. Importantly, it doesn’t force users down strict learning pathways or platforms: the platform actively helps you move across the entire range of content available on the web.
Users can browse the library of subjects by keyword, topics, users, or jump into curated collections. Academics can use it to connect students with inspiring content that cannot be conveyed in a classroom or lecture theatre: the high-quality content, in PDF, podcast, slide, video or article, is all accurately tagged so they can be easily organised into syllabus collections, or supplementary resources to be bolted onto your outside platforms.
The site was launched at London’s Tech City in August 2014. Founder Mads Holmen is unequivocal in his support of the new voices to enter education via technology. ‘Sometimes these days, if you don’t entertain, you may never get the chance to educate,’ he says.
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Last updated: 11th of August, 2014