Mobento has introduced its new video player interface, and Android and iOS apps for viewing educational videos on the go. Mobento is a free, online library of curated videos for the K-12 market.
High quality video in schools was something Mobento founder Sumner Murphy felt strongly could improve the learning experience of all students. The entrepreneur and web developer sold investors on his idea on how to make that happen and landed the largest private education seed fund in the UK ever of $1.7 million last summer.
Murphy grew his team and has since taken his mission to the next level by focusing on user engagement, discoverability, being platform agnostic and creating a more intuitive user interface. He also just completed and released two new free apps for iOS and Android devices that enable educators and students to download and view videos offline or while on the go. Links to the apps are posted on Mobento.com - GooglePlay.com and iTunes.com. Educators and students who are 12 or older can download the apps to their devices free of charge.
Mobento.com currently hosts over 4,200 videos, all from exceptional academic institutions such as Stanford, Yale, NASA, and Khan Academy. By curating its videos, Mobento automatically delivers only content that meets the high standards of educators. This content combined with Mobento’s innovative search engine results in a powerful tool for video learning, according to the announcement. Mobento Search is a key word search that analyzes the spoken word within the videos to take users to the exact place in a video where the key words were spoken. By skipping right to the important part, educators can quickly discover the most relevant content.
Murphy is a fan of the flipped classroom model and an advocate for increasing the use of video in education. He designed Mobento to support educators whether they teach in a traditional, blended or flipped classroom. Educators can decide whether to present the videos in class or assign them to students to watch at home or download to mobile devices and view offline. Mobento helps teachers engage students by providing visual lessons from some of the best instructors and educational institutions in the world.
Educators can access Mobento’s free library of videos at Mobento.com. The content is accessible 24-hours a day from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access, and videos that have been downloaded can be viewed offline via the mobile apps. Mobento also offers teachers the option of purchasing Mobento School Accounts. These accounts offer a private space for academic institutions to upload, manage and distribute their own content, organize it into courses and monitor the progress and engagement of their students.
Source: Mobento, www.mobento.com