We are currently burning DVDs and getting stickers printed, etc. so that we can properly thank our wonderful supporters. We have also begun to roll out new videos on the... Read more
The Smarthistory Kickstarter Drive Ends in 42 Hours!
A very big thank you to all of our extraordinary supporters for your vision, generosity and for putting up with us during our Kickstarter drive. We have only 42 hours... Read more
Smarthistory is the Kickstarter Project of the Day!
The folks at Kickstarter have been just tremendous, helping us understand the platform, embracing our work, creating an amazing platform for crowd-sourced funding. We are really grateful.
We are also... Read more
Thanks to you, we did it! Together we reached our goal
Huge thanks to all of our amazing contributors. Your dedication, support and excitement has meant the world to us. Kickstarter has shown us that there is a real community of... Read more
Brooklyn-based art historians launch website with videos of masterpieces
We're thrilled to be featured in the Brooklyn section of today's Daily News:
This Project Update Is About You!
You've already contributed to the Smarthistory Kickstarter drive (and we hope you know how enormously appreciative we are). You've spent time on the Smarthistory.org site, reading, watching, exploring. You are... Read more
FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Blog Cites Smarthistory In Post On National Learning Registry
The project website for this important initiative just went live and we are very excited that Smarthistory was cited in the post which stated,
"We hope to see more innovation... Read more
Smarthistory.org Kickstarter Campaign Midpoint Update
Today marks the mid-point of our crowdsourcing experiment in fundraising here on Kickstarter and we thought that was a good opportunity for an update.
We are hearing from new teachers... Read more
Creative Commons Curates Kickstarter Page, Lists Smarthistory.org Project
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation...
The Xplanation: An Noteworthy Textbook Alternative — smARThistory
Rob Reynolds focused Smarthistory.org in his terrific blog, Xplana, this morning. He wrote...
"Yesterday, I wrote about the shift to digital-first in content and how that is promoting a variety... Read more
"An Experiment in Open Art History," post on the New Curator Blog
What will open art history look like? Is it even possible? Can small, nimble organizations begin to invent this future and create a path for museums and universities? How can... Read more
Dan Colman over at Open Culture, one of the best blogs I know of, wrote a terrific introduction to our Kickstarter project yesterday. Please take a look and be sure... Read more
Smarthistory Kickstarter Update - Week One
The http://Smarthistory.org Kickstarter campaign launched one week ago and we wanted to offer an update to our amazing contributors and a little kick for our supporters who have not yet... Read more
Open Funding? by Patrick Masson
Two good friends of mine started up a project called SmartHistory (smarthistory.org), that just may be the most "open" organization I know of.
"Smarthistory.org is a free and open, not-for-profit,... Read more
Some Recent Tweets About This Kickstarter Project
My favourite Kickstarter project: @SmartHistory Art. History. Conversation http://ow.ly/3JwVh
Smarthistory is a free, open, and amazing educational resource for the study of art history. Replace $$$ text books:... Read more
Many thanks to Ilene of Retired Librarian, for her post, "Support SmartHistory.org"
"Smarthistory Kickstarter is a campaign to create 100 new art history videos. See the blog post by Philipp Schmidt, Director and co-founder of the Peer 2 Peer University... Read more
"Support an Open Educational Resource" Joseph Ugoretz's post on Prestidigitation
By Joseph Ugoretz
My own favorite Open Educational Resource is the webby-award-winning smarthistory.org (full disclosure–I do have a personal connection to the site and one of the founders!).
It’s a... Read more
How to Fund Open Educational Resources: Department of Education or Kickstarter? Audrey Watters blogs on ReadWriteWeb
Art history textbooks are just one of the myriad of college textbooks that can set a student back several hundred dollars. But Smarthistory offers its website - with... Read more
E-Literate On Open Resources and the Department of Education
"You, Too, Can Sponsor an OER Revolution" is the title of Michael Feldstein's brilliant post on his very influential Education/Technology blog, E-Literate.
His post begins, "The internets are buzzing with... Read more
Blog post about our Kickstarter Campaign
We're thrilled with the response so far! Thanks so much everyone! Lots of tweets too. We want to keep up the momentum!
Philipp Schmidt of P2PU earns the award for... Read more