Mentioned this at the meeting and was told to post on list:
For those of you that have never heard of
it's a rapidly growing net service thing that connects people who want to
teach something (any level, usually one shot classes or short series) and
people who want to learn something - much like how hackerspaces teach
classes, in fact. Instructors charge small amounts for small classes, e.g.
quick intro to photoshop or how to make a sourdough starter or something,
skillshare takes a cut. There are both in person classes for specific
cities and online offerings that can be taken from anywhere. I've taken a
few classes and generally had good experiences.
Skillshare does NOT have a branch in Tokyo yet, but there is a Japanese
language clone that started up recently, called Street
I haven't looked too deeply into it yet, but it looks like they might be an
interesting service to collaborate with, or even just post classes on, in
the future. Especially regarding attracting Japanese class takers. (For
now it's actually Japanese only.)