Qwiki, the number-one ranked site on The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010, opened to the public today (you might want to check out TechCrunch’s post — Video Search Engine Qwiki Is Now Available To The Public).
Here is how I described Qwiki on the “The Best…” list:
Qwiki is somewhere in between a visual search engine and a highly interactive and entertaining Wikipedia. It assembles information on the fly for millions of topics, bringing together images and text in a truly magical way.
One thing that TechCrunch didn’t mention, and I learned when I snagged an invite, was that the text is not only very accessible, audio support for it is provided, too. Even though it’s not open to the public yet (but will be soon), I’m adding it to The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners and making it number one on this list. Students are going to love it.