DIY Education Used To Be The Norm In The 19th Century

From The NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/diy-education-before-youtube.html?smid=pl-share&_r=4

Actually correspondence schools such as International Correspondence Schools have been doing DIY education since the late 19th Century.  Frankly, from what I’ve seen of their textbooks, they Did a very good job of getting the core of what people needed to know without the romantic  extras.  We’ve forgotten that skills are what matter in our credential driven society. Here’s a list of some of the stuff that was available.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=International%20Correspondence%20Schools

As Danny Choo says, you can do far worse than google sensei and youtube sensei.

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