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

From The NY Times:

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.

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