Obviously, education was one of the first fields to be impacted by the web. There's now more info available for free to anyone with an internet connection than there was to anyone in any circumstances a decade and a half ago.
But the web has, so far, just been a supplement to traditional education, it hasn't replaced it. So far.
That's changing, more and more people are creating online courses, free or not, on various topics and a number of "academies" are popping up offering all sorts of educational options.
One of the first, best known and biggest of the new wave is Khan Academy, which is now teaming up with YouTube to find the next breed of education organizations.
Part of YouTube's Next program, which seeks out new talent to promote and help become popular on the site, YouTube along with Khan Academy is asking all those interested to get involved.
"We’re looking for content creators who create all kinds of curriculum-related videos, from grammar to geography, history to histograms," YouTube wrote
"You can submit any style of video as long as it’s educational and family-friendly--just bear in mind that we’re looking for content creators who can take people on a journey through a topic, so if you could imagine making ten, twenty, or fifty more videos on the topic in the future, all the better!," it said.
"We’re teaming up with Khan Academy to start a search for the Next EDU Gurus--10 super talented and engaging content creators who we’ll support with training, promotion, and a $1000 B&H gift card for production equipment, so they can take the next step in their YouTube - and education - careers," YouTube explained.
Anyone from the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand who's interested in the contest can apply now and has until October 1st to do so. A panel of judges from YouTube and Khan Academy will weigh the entries and determine who makes the cut.