Is Digital Learning The Next Big Thing?

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With the success of sites like and Udemy, support for the digital classroom is gaining steam–and the attention–of additional publishers/media companies. Wiley, the publishers behind the “For Dummys” series are now getting in on the act, and developed their own site for online tutorials. Via paidContent:

Launched in partnership with the American Graphics Institute, the new site provides a marketplace of video tutorials and digital books for learning about creative software, web design and development and office applications. Video tutorials range from newbie-level instructions on how to play music and video on your iPhone to more advanced lessons on using CSS with Dreamweaver.

Mika Salmi, a media exec with stints at MTV, Atom Entertainment, and RealNetworks, also believes in the power of learning online. Since joining Seattle based CreativeLive last June, he helped the online-education company raise $7.5 million in funding and believes strongly in the company’s premise–free classes which are broadcast live. The company has enjoyed success, attracting almost 150,000 people from all over the world for a recent Photoshop course–a class size that no one can dispute is large.

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