Online Learning Update

January 7, 2014

KAIST (South Korea) student seeks education revolution

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Kim Da-ye, Korean Times

Long before lectures went online in American colleges, e-learning became popular in Korea, replacing costly private tuition. The Chalk Academy, founded by Yeo Soo-a, a 27-year-old physics student at KAIST, currently offers 159 mini lectures to nearly 4,500 student. It is modeled after the Kahn Academy, a website set up by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate Salman Kahn who rose to fame for his short tutorials published on YouTube. “I wondered why the intellectuals in Korea including professors haven’t started a MOOC. I thought if college students started the trend, intellectuals would join the movement,” said Yeo in an interview with The Korea Times.

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