Khan Academy Launches an iPad App


If you need another reason to justify getting the new iPad, Khan Academy can help.

This a non-profit group that is working to create free and open source eductional materials, and one thing they’ve done is post classroom lessons to Youtube. That’s a good thing, but those videos require a live internet connection. This new app enables users to download the videos (or entire playlists) and watch them while offline.

Users can log in with their Khan Academy account and track their progress. The app also supports subtitles, and jumping around inside the videos. The related exercises will be coming soon.

The only downside to this app is that the videos aren’t high enough resolution to really use the screen on the new iPad. On the other hand, that’s probably a good thing; a video shot at a resolution as high as the new iPad screen would fill several GB of storage, which would be impractical for a 16GB iPad.

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