Guest post by Katrina Heppler
Want to learn a foreign language from the comfort of your home? Want to meet up with fellow students around the world? Or are you a teacher or trainer who wants to share your knowledge for a fee in an online setting with live interaction?
In this 4:50 video interview, founder and CEO Jon Bischke shares details about his new company, eduFire (tagline: “Live video learning”), an online platform that provides learning on subjects from A to Z by teachers around the world. More than 5,000 instructors are teaching more than 30,000 students. About two-thirds of the students are in the United States but word is quickly spreading internationally.
Head to the site to sign up for any course you’d like to take — say, a foreign language. All you need is a broadband connection; you can text in questions to the teacher during the class. Some instructors are making $50-$100 an hour.
The interview was conducted outside a Peet’s in San Francisco with a Flip Ultra recorder. Follow them on Twitter at @edufire.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Koichi Ko says
Love the style of the interview video. I'm going to have to look into getting a Flip. Nice job Katrina!
JD Lasica says
Koichi, I love the Flips too and am planning on getting one soon to replace the semi-clunky gear I carry around. :~)