About Namathis


Namathis (from greek 'να μαθεις' [na mázis], 'for learning') its goal is to offer video lessons about different subjects to help High School and university students in their studies.
Namathis seek and organize Youtube.com videos in matters so that the student can reach different video explanations upon the same topic. Students can also comment and ask the community about it.

How does it help students?

Students have just one place to access the videos of the subjects they are studying, they can watch more than one explanation, so they can understand thoroughly what they are learning. They can share comments and questions with teachers and students over a specific theme.
Students can access academic contents in a flexible way. They catch up when they miss a class and, above all, they can revise the material as many times as they think it is necessary to prepare an exam

How does it help teachers?

Namathis help teachers giving the students their explanations as many times as necessary for them to understand the subjects of study. Teacher can add videos about a subject he/she considers useful not needing to sign up for it. Also he/she can answer questions of the students, taking into account that thousands of students could be helped this way.

How does it help the authors of educational videos?

Educational video authors in Namathis are viewed more times because they are enlisted by subject-matter and topic. Besides, every video includes a link to the author's channel in Youtube, boosting up its visibility. Go to How to perform educational videos

Lets change the paradigm of education

Our proposal is to completely invert the traditional method of teaching, where the teacher talks and the student listens. The student learns the theory individually at home with the help of short length videos ( 5 to 10 mins aprox.). In each video little bits of curricula are shown, increasing difficulty little by little. The student can follow his own rhythm and repeat, stop and think about something whenever he considers it necessary. Class hours are now used for asking the teacher about what have been learned and asserting doubts. Teacher and Pupil interact and take advantage of the time they gather, practicing in groups.

This methodology is called "Flipped Classroom", o "Clase al revés" and it works specially well where information is complex, helping by reviewing a concept many times. Also it seems to be of great help when detailed procedures are explained or in subjects where Mathematics formulas are written on the blackboard.



In addition, recorded lessons generate, year after year, a large library of online information that can be helpful in interdisciplinary programs. For example, a biology teacher can take advantage of lessons recorded by a professor of chemistry as part of its curricular agenda.

Idea and development

Marcelo Pecimut

Collaborators

We would like to thank the following people for their time, energy and experience.

Gustavo Carbone - Versión en portugués.
Marcos Darío Copetti - Versión en portugués.
Elizangela do Nascimento - Versión en portugués.
Diego Follonier - Versión en portugués.
Tomas Fontanetto - English version
Adriana Ricci - Versión en portugués.
Ignacio Tripodi - Versión en inglés y chino mandarín.
Valeria Wald - English version