Kevin Spacey is providing an online acting course via MasterClass. The five hour course costs $90. (http://www.educationnews.org/online-schools/masterclass-kevin-spacey-offer-online-acting-course/)
Dustin Hoffman already has a course available.
It is amazing where things are going. Anyone can now learn from some of the greatest actors...actors that they would be unlikely to ever meet let alone learn from. These courses will allow these great actors to continue to 'teach' for decades.
Yet I still talk to teachers who believe that they need to be the font of wisdom, and that they need to stand at the front of their class to dispense this wisdom. I believe that direct instruction is still important at times, but we need to evolve beyond that to take advantage of the greater wisdom that is 'out there'.
Teachers are still vital in the K12 environment. I have data that will be the basis of a future article that demonstrates that the individual teacher has a significant impact in a blended learning classroom. However, the role of the teacher in 2016 is very different to the role from 1996.
Education must evolve, not just in how and what we teach, but also with our attitude to the new methods.