By Peter Delevett, Mercury News
San Francisco-based Knowmia trolls the Web for teaching videos, then organizes them into study plans developed by a network of teachers from around the country. The startup has quietly amassed a trove of more than 7,000 public-domain videos from sources including YouTube, Vimeo and the websites of various government agencies.
“There’s so much out there that people can be overwhelmed,” said Braunstein. “Parents want a curated solution.” Visitors to Knowmia’s website see a dashboard of course offerings organized by subject matter. The site soon will add personalization software to help users find content that’s most germane to them; Braunstein likens it to “Pandora for education,” referring to the music-recommendation service.Share on Facebook