The History of Education [Infographic]

To understand where we’re heading in education and edtech, it’s important to look back at our educational roots.

As we searched for some of most memorable moments and discoveries in the history of education, we found there are lots of things that haven’t changed in hundreds of years! The groundwork for clunky, physical textbooks was set by the Ancient Greeks, and in the Middle Ages, the lecture format of teaching emerged.

Today, we’re excited to be part of a bustling edtech community modernizing and improving education. Affordable digital textbooks – like the Boundless alternative to Biological Science 4th Edition by Freeman – open online classes, and open educational resources make education more affordable and accessible for students around the globe. For a full look at the past, present, and future of education, check out the infographic below!


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