Are you eager to learn but somehow you don’t have neither the time, nor the money to enroll in a formal education program? We have a solution for you. You can now access quality educational information from the Khan Academy for free on all three Microsoft’s platforms: on your desktop PC, tablet, mobile device and most recently, on the Xbox One.
Access to information and education is easier than ever thanks to the Internet. And one of the best educational resources that you can find on the almighty Internet are provided by the Khan Academy. Now, thousands of educational videos ranging from history to biology are also available on Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Up until recently, most users used the Xbox One for playing games or for watching live streams. Now you can use the console as a learning tool as well. Khan Academy is available on Xbox One in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
“We’re always looking for innovative, new experiences to share with our fans on Xbox. The addition of Khan Academy on Xbox One is an important milestone in our commitment to delivering rich and differentiated apps on the platform,” said Chris Meador, Xbox’s director of product marketing quoted by VentureBeat.
This is an important step forward towards shifting the paradigm that gaming consoles and gadgets have a bad influence on young people’s IQ. Learning is funnier and more interesting if it involves gadgets, and let’s not forget this makes it even more appealing for teenagers and young adults.
Also, the fact that now there’s a Khan Academy App available on the Xbox could make a difference in parents’ buying decisions. This could be a strong point for the Xbox One, tilting the decision in Microsoft’s favor when in comes to choosing between, say, Sony’s Play Station5 and Microsoft’s Xbox.