Title: SmArtHistory at Khan Academy
Smarthistory.org is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.
Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon after, we embedded the audio files in our online survey courses.
The response from our students was so positive that we decided to create a multi-media survey of art history web-book. We created audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized the files stylistically and chronologically, and added text and still images.
In late 2011, SmArtHistory merged with Khan Academy. Hopefully, one result will be more of the online, independent exercises that Khan is becoming famous for.
Meantime, KhanAcademy already faithfully logs the videos you watched and how much time each ran.| All courses