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Online Education From Way Back: Whyville


Teachers and students all over the world have scrambled to get into a groove with distance learning via the Internet. This is old stuff for Numedeon, a company that has been researching and providing online educational content for years.

Numedeon opened Whyville, a social learning environment for kids, in 1999. And a recently-awarded National Science Foundation grant will help add to Whyville's offerings about COVID-19.

Numedeon's CEO is James Bower, a professor emeritus of biology at Southern Oregon University. He visits with a sketch of Whyville's history and the road ahead.

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