Create your own content


As many have noted before us, we’re in the midst of a technological revolution akin to Europe in the 15th century, when the printing press made the broad distribution of writing possible. Within the past few years, the technology for creating, distributing and mixing audio, video and text has become easy and inexpensive. During this brief period, Smarthistory.org has explored many free and inexpensive tools in conjunction with simple and effective pedagogical strategies based on conversation. The results have been exciting and can be seen in our website and our blog

In this section, you can find information -- both technical and pedagogical -- about how we've created our videos, so that you can create your own. We also include one case study, from the Portland Art Museum, where they created Smarthistory-style conversational videos in collaborations between museum curators, docents and educators. 

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