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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Online Learning Platform For The Poor: By The Wealthiest Man On Earth

Wealthiest Person In World Unveils Online Learning Platform

Larry Perlazzo | June 19, 2016

This week, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim unveiled his new Spanish-language online learning program called App-prende. You can read more about it at Quartz’s article, One of the richest men on Earth is paying for the poor to learn carpentry and art history online.
I spent a little time exploring it and, overall, it obviously has a lot of potential, but there is a long way to go…
He previously funded the Khan Academy to create Spanish-language versions of their videos, and those are on this new site, too. I didn’t spend time, though, trying to figure out if there is any difference between what he has on App-prende and what Khan has on their Spanish-language site. Those videos can be very helpful to English Language Learners, especially in the context of the Preview, View, Review instructional strategy.


<more at; related articles and links: [You can use Google translate to translate this page, if needed] ( una nueva plataforma de contenidos educativos gratuitos. June 15, 2016) and (Fundacion Carlos slim website for Aprende)>

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