MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Students heading back to school have a free homework tool at their fingertips with SOPHIA.org, an online social education platform that provides more than 25,000 free academic tutorials on math, science, English and several other subjects. The ad-free site is unlike other education resources because it offers multiple lessons on each concept, providing students with many ways to learn.
"Finding credible, easy to use help with schoolwork can be challenging, however our library of free online academic tutorials makes it easy to find the help you need to succeed in school," said Steve Anastasi, president and chief technology officer for SOPHIA. "Whether you want to review concepts in algebra, need to learn a bit more about a chemistry topic, or have a desire to work ahead, we have one of the most robust collections of lessons for students on the web today."
Tutorials on SOPHIA were developed by teachers and education professionals using a variety of multi-media formats including video, music, slideshows and more, so students can find lessons that appeal to their individual learning preferences and learn the way they learn best. Lessons also are ranked and rated for academic soundness.
SOPHIA Provides Pathways for Learning
The site also offers learning pathways – full curriculums meeting standards-aligned objectives that can take a student through an entire semester of material for a multitude of topics. Each pathway contains hundreds of tutorials, with at least five different teachers for each concept who teach the material in different ways.
The pathways also feature quizzes along the way that help students determine whether they are ready to progress to the next topic.
"With SOPHIA, students now have access to hundreds of teachers, each with their own style and technique, at their fingertips anytime they need it," Anastasi said. "Our goal is to continue to meet them where they are in this digital age and when they're ready to learn."
Create Playlists on SOPHIA
SOPHIA users also have the capacity to create a playlist of lessons that they can easily access or share with others. Similar to a music playlist, anyone with a SOPHIA account can gather their favorite lessons in a list that they can use when they need to review a concept or while doing homework.
To learn more, visit www.sophia.org.
SOPHIA is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers more than 25,000 tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths that lead students from one topic to the next so students of all ages can learn the way they learn best. SOPHIA is owned by Capella Education Company. For more information, visit www.sophia.org.
Laura Telander Graf