With options like Coursera it’s even easier to carve out some time this summer to try out out; here’s how to be successful.
Taiwanese calligrapher Shao Lan uses a pictorial and story-telling approach to teach Chinese characters. Her website, Chineasy, is fantastic: when you click on a character, related and more complex characters appear. This will be one of many resources that I’ll use when I start learning Chinese characters next month. (For now: speaking and pronunciation practice).
Learn more about her project by reading The World of Chinese’s review or visit her website.
Images: screenshots from Chineasy.
I love the simplistic, beautiful onboarding experiences that betaworks creates for its apps. The screenshots above are from the first time you open the new Dots game betaworks released. The intro experience for Tapestry was really enjoyable too.
This game is simple and addictive, and even better FREE.
Bringing History to Life with Google Cultural Institute
Today you can discover 42 new online historical exhibitions telling the stories behind major events of the last century, including Apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust. The stories have been put together by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more. Much of the material is very moving—and some is on the Internet for the first time. The historical collections are the latest chapter in the work of the Google Cultural Institute.