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Lynda.com Founder: I Was Educating Online Before Online Education Was Cool – ReadWrite
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How a small Web-design startup paved the way for a current wave of massive online courses.
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Lynda Weinman could be considered the pioneer of online education.
She founded the online training site Lynda.com with her husband Bruce Heavin in 1995. Four million students, 2200 courses and 100,000 videos later, it has become one of the most popular education platforms on the Internet—one that long predates the
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – When I taught at Stanford University in the 1970’s, I was always on the lookout for ways that technology could help to improve learning. The big innovation of that time was that my classes were broadcast around the San Francisco Bay Area. We even sent videotapes of lectures farther afield.
Today, teachers record and upload their lectures, and, thanks to the Internet, students anywhere in the world can watch them as many times as they want. Education – one of the last big economic sectors yet to be transformed by the digital age – is on the cusp of a revolution. And why shouldn’t it be digitized? The Web is the fuel of the twenty-first century, and it will propel students of all ages, from all corners of the globe, into a successful future.
For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offer free or low-cost, high-quality higher-education classes to hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet, making it easier to learn whatever – and wherever – they want. I see similar opportunities coming to primary and secondary education in the future.
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