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https://www.duolingo.com/johmar

A duolingo for math, chemistry, astrophysics

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I wonder if it would be possible to create something like duolingo for sciences: algebra, calculus, chemistry, physics, astrophysics, quantum-physics, biology, biochemistry, thermodynamics, geography, statistics, ...

Think about it. Gamification of learning the periodic table of the elements by heart. I would spend all of my free time learning.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sapphireoceanELF

There is Khan Academy which I think is pretty similar to that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johmar
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I thought Khan academy uses videos, but maybe that were just the introduction lessons. Haven't tried it yet.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sapphireoceanELF

It uses videos to explain things first, then you have to answer questions.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/All-In-One
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Sign up for Khan Academy. Here's the link: https://www.khanacademy.org/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaArakido
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Luis von Ahm has on several occasions said that he has further plans for teaching online. An example is this article from The Guardian

The article ends with: "After languages, he says, the next move may be to teach literacy, which can also have an immediate impact on employment opportunities. The ambition is to have a range of apps which teach a number of subjects intuitively, he says."

He has mentioned science subjects as a possible next step in another article I can't find right now.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jovanuno
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As a science teacher, I support this idea. Khan University is great but I love the format that Duolingo uses for instruction. Another idea would be adding academic subject specific levels in languages as "bonus" lessons. I remember asking for Spanish math terms when I first joined Duolingo to help me with a metric unit lesson I was using with students who spoke mainly Spanish....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Middangeard
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I've never tried anything but Languages, but I know Memrise offers those kinds of subjects.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johmar
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Didn't know that. Will have a look.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stripedkitty
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Yes, memrise has a course on learning the elements - haven't taken it, though I have taken other courses- very addictive, just like Duolingo :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johmar
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How does Memrise compare to Duolingo when it comes to learning languages?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Middangeard
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It's user created with not as much control in the final product as Duolingo, so it all depends on the course. Most courses seem to be better for reviewing vocabulary, but some do take it a lot farther. Unfortunately, the ones that have more explanations are in "Multimedia Levels" that currently do not show up in the app. Many of us here use it as a supplement to Duolingo and there are a few Duolingo courses there, especially for languages that don't yet have the flashcard functions active yet.

The big advantage is that it does offer a lot of languages that Duolingo may never have available.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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I'm not sure I would classify Duolingo as a game...but I like the idea.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

It is much less 'gamey' now than it was in the beginning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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This is true.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mohamed895550

yes please we need that for chemistry and other supjects

2 months ago