Parents' Guide to

The Great Courses Plus

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Android , Chromebook Free to try Education
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Is It Any Good?

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This subscription streaming service has been called the "Netflix for learning," and that’s not far off. the Great Courses Plus is a vast library of high-quality content that feels like you can learn anything, from elementary school math to history of classical music to cooking to sewing. Although the subscription price is steep, it’s comparable to the price of other streaming video services. The only downside may be the clunkiness of the app, especially on mobile devices: The navigation can feel a little inconsistent, and it’s disappointing that you can’t download audio-only versions of the lectures for offline listening. Overall, this is a terrific collection of engaging, expertly delivered talks on a wide range of subjects that can appeal to curious minds of all ages.

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