That new website I wrote about, Cosmeo, was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal today. Pretty positive review too! They did have a few technical issues playing some of the videos in pesky browsers like Firefox (my browser of choice), but that didn’t hold them back from giving it a thumbs up.
"Though Cosmeo is heavy on videos, it offers much more, including encyclopedia articles, links to related material on the Internet, and what it calls Brain Games, like hieroglyphic translations and building a volcano. And most of the material comes from educational sources.
Though we ran into a few technical problems here and there, we found the service to be a useful and engaging learning tool that can help sutdents study at their own pace, in the comfort of their own homes. What’s more, parents can learn how to help their kids."