Short of lifelong study under monkish self-discipline, any history of education is going to be necessarily brief. Miss some stuff. Oversimplify.

Like the one below, conveniently in infographic form that leaves out all mention of Socrates or John Dewey, but includes facebook and MOOCs. That said, it’s worth a skim if for no other reason than the inclusion of epochs (the Middle Ages), movements (Humanism) and technology (the printing press).

Let’s call it then a brief history of education in a highly visual form that you actually have time to get something from rather than running scared from a huge wall of text.

Or not.

History of Education Infographic by Boundless
Infographic source Boundless Free Textbooks