CreativeLIVE is taking a lead with its 24/7 live online education broadcast network. What’s more noteworthy about the classes on offer is that they will be completely free. CreativeLive will host live classes on five free channels: Art & Design, Business & Money, Maker & Craft, Music & Audio and Photo & Video. The round-the-clock classes, seven days a week, will help you switch on your learning wherever you are in the world.
Live broadcasts of instructor led classes is just a step away from prominence. Google recently launched Helpouts with live video as the instructional medium; Google’s offering is a mixed bag with both free and priced classes. CreativeLIVE already has an engaged community with 2 million students in 200 countries worldwide who together have consumed 1 billion minutes of free education. The educational site says an average student watches more than 3 hours of content.
The company also has a freemium model – those who miss the live broadcasts can purchase the recorded courses. The announcement on the blog notes that:
By providing more premium educational content — for free — around the clock, we are eliminating the three most common barriers to education: time, money and geography. We are proud to provide more people more access to more great courses in each of our five channels.
Check out the catalog of courses and the calendar. Given the (free) choice now, which is the course you would like to enroll in? Does the idea of a 24/7 educational channel appeal to you over other open courses available on the Web today?
Source: CreativeLIVE Blog