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Visual Art Education Resource

Smarthistory & Khan Academy

"Traditional textbooks are prohibitively expensive for many and do not take advantage of the digital technologies that are reshaping education. For example, textbooks often use only a single image to represent a work of art, they speak with an authoritative but impersonal voice, and they rarely incorporate the many valuable resources that universities, libraries and museums make available."

"We built Smarthistory to emphasize the experience of looking at art by using unscripted conversations recorded in front of the work of art whenever possible, by incorporating numerous images and video, and by curating links to high-quality resources on the web."

"Smarthistory joined Khan Academy in October 2011. Our missions are perfectly alignedówe are all working toward a 'free world-class education for anyone anywhere.'"

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