Courtesy of OnlineEducation.net, check out this infographic about how the Internet has revolutionized education.
Some interesting stats:
- In 1971 The Open University opens in England with an open admissions policy, and begins broadcasting lectures on television. 25,000 students enroll – it now boasts 250,000 students (the largest University in the UK)
- 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 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.”
Check out the infographic below. If it doesn’t blow up when you click on it, this is the referring page.