Who came up with this idea?
The Arzamas internet project and Andrey Zorin, Doctor of Philology and Professor at Oxford University and the Moscow School of Social and Economical Sciences.
What is it?
Conceptually, it is new system for distributing knowledge, an enlightenment movement for the Arzamas online project, intended not only for enlightenment but also for education. The curriculum includes several super courses, featuring lectures by the best scientists, galleries and book lists.
What have they accomplished?
Arzamas was the first project to give lectures not only for casual leisure time, but also with the purpose of systematic education and as an opportunity to receive subsequent credits.