Discoveries

Main Competitors:

BBC BITESIZE

  • Mostly text heavy
  • Little in the way of animation
  • Good quizzes

GOJIMO

  • Created in 2013
  • No animation
  • Spelt “periodic table” wrong in the Chemistry section (being slight nit-picky)
  • Had a selection of exam boards to choose from AQA – SATs
  • Explained concept after questions- bit odd
  • Options to become a tutor online
  • Web or App
  • Free

KHAN ACADEMY

  • See below

UDACITY

  • Little animation

YOUTUBE

  • Free

Main Issue:

Connan suggested that I have a look at Khan Academy, upon doing so I have realised that I have essentially created that with the addition of animations. Examining the site, I cannot really see how I could improve it, it covers a range of topics, explaining¬†them in a very clear manner, and there are also reward badges for achieving different levels of understanding. This leads me to believe that my idea for a business isn’t all that feasible when Khan Academy is free and already does what I was aiming to do.

Harvard Citations:

BBC. (2003). Atomic Mass. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsx4wmn. Last accessed 17th Mar 2017.

GOJIMO. (2017). Gojimo Revision. Available: http://www.gojimo.com/free-revision-app-exam-revision-help/student-home/. Last accessed 16th Mar 2017.

Khan, S. (2013). Intro to theoretical probability. Available: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/probability-geometry/probability-basics/v/basic-probability. Last accessed 16th Mar 2017.

Udacity. (2017). Android Basics: User Interface. Available: https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud834/lessons/4027328704/concepts/cb6057a0-118a-4c9c-822a-ba5fe0a43b86. Last accessed 15th Mar 2017.

 

BMC Feedback

My BMC iterations should be with my red notebook.

Feedback:

  • Rather juvenile approach i.e. surface deep research
  • A lot more detail is needed
  • Presentations will be marked next time
  • Present the business with much more detail i.e. have your assumptions tested
  • Look at Khan Academy- the site and the TED TALK
  • Focus down onto a particular subject to test it on – chemistry is often a subject teachers remark on children having difficulty with, maybe focus on a certain topic e.g. ionic bonding to start
  • Molly mention Spoonflower as a cheap way to get merchandise

Books to Read:

  1. The Long Tail
  2. Purple Cow
  3. Tipping Point
  4. Tribes
  5. Influence
  6. Principles of persuasion
  7. The four hour work week
  8. Guns, germs and steel