Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.
The course is breaking ground by wrapping a number of academic subjects — especially science — around a history class that intends to survey the entirety of history, all while using technology to keep the course free.
Amy Burns's insight:
Article talks about the project, and how it is different from "normal" classes. Links will take you to the Big History Project homepage.