How the Internet revolutionized education
June 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM ET
Every once in a while, in an age of hackers and Weiner Twitter scandals, it's good to remember that the Internet also makes it easier for the masses — that would be us — to get educated. OnlineEducation.net gives us some cool stats and information in an even cooler infographic, "How the Internet is revolutionizing education."
Among the stats:
- In 1989, the University of Phoenix launched its private, online school starting with 12 students — it now has more than a half-million students.
- In 1999, the term "e-learning" was coined at an educational seminar.
- In 2004, "Salman Khan records instructional YouTube videos to help his cousins with math. The rising popularity of these videos leads him to found the Khan Academy, a not-for-profit, free, educational online organization."
- Online education is now a $34 billion industry.
— Via The Atlantic
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