Code.org computing videos will be offered through in-flight entertainment systems
In the beginning of 2018, Code.org launched a series of videos available on YouTube for children to learn how computers and internet work. These training audiovisuals were originally created to support teachers to engage their students into learning technology skills valuable for their future lives. However, the organization has found alternative ways of distribution to reach more users.
Code.org partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer free educational videos as part of in-flight entertainment media. Additionally, they will be available on Khan Academy, startup specialized on computer science education, and learning tools for all users.
The partnership should raise awareness about opportunities to improve digital literacy by including basic skills training into different daily life activities. Availability of free training as part of in-flight entertainment could encourage other organizations to test similar models for example in other types of public and private transportation.