CreativeLIVE - Free Online School for Artists and EntrepreneursSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 22:36
Wired.com: Thanks to the rise of free online classrooms, we have Khan Academy and Coursera to teach us academic subjects like math, science, and history. If you’re looking for creative or entrepreneurial courses, you can turn to CreativeLIVE. The two-year-old startup just raised $7.5 million to live-stream workshops on how to start a business, photography basics, and web design, to name a few. Alongside the funding news, CreativeLIVE also announced it has hired Mika Salmi, former president of Viacom Digital, as its new CEO.
Launched in 2010 by a photographer, Chase Jarvis, and an entrepreneur, Craig Swanson, CreativeLIVE was founded to help hobbyists, creative types, and career-changers learn real-life skills without being stuck in a classroom. From the comfort of your bed or home office, you can enroll in workshops about fashion photography, launching an online business, or the ins and outs of public relations, taught by best-selling authors, Emmy-nominated directors, and other esteemed professionals. Every course is live-streamed in real time and completely free.
What’s the catch? The courses are offered on a scheduled basis and last about two to three days. If you miss a class, you can’t watch again for free, but you can get your hands on the videos and lessons if you pay. Prices range from $50 to $300, and courses are often discounted. You can also pre-order a class that you know you want to take, but won’t have time to sit down and watch the live lecture.
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