Online Learning Service Platzi (YC W15) Wants To Give You Useful Tech Skills, Not Diplomas

by Y Combinator3/21/2015

YC welcomes Platzi to the Winter 2015 batch: 

“A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable. That’s right, it’s already making money.

Online learning is hardly a new concept, but two-year-old Platzi is taking a different approach that’s interesting for a couple of reasons.

Rather than broadening the availability of the traditional education experience using the Internet, like most MOOC (massive open online course) services, it’s focused on developing tangible skills.”

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