Internet and mass education

Khan Academy

With internet reaching every house and such freely available resources as Khan Academy, EdX, Coursera, Udacity etc we believe that this is the first time in history a paradigm shift has occurred in education sector. Almost a 100 years ago, this is what was said about film (moving pictures)

The invention of film, wrote D. W. Griffith in the 1920s, meant that “children in the public schools will be taught practically everything by moving pictures. Certainly they will never be obliged to read history again.”

Excerpt From: Wu, Tim. “The Master Switch.”

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