It is well-known that the Internet holds a wealth of information that is so accessible and comprehensive that sometimes it is difficult to find what you’re looking for, but ‘The History of Online Education’ shows us how courses on the net have become more specialized and catered to individual needs.

Using a timeline layout, the graph comes from what is considered the first open educational resource on the web, the University of Tubingen video series in 1999. Running through developments that you may not be aware of, like the MIT 32-course OpenCourseWare collection from 2002, to more popular and recent resources, like the Khan Academy on YouTube in 2006, the chart hits major milestones in the growth of virtual learning.

Seeing as the progression of such resources has revolutionized so rapidly in such a quick timeframe, I am curious when the ‘Downloadable-Directly-to-Brain’ breakthrough will be possible.