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In this interview I talked with Bernhard Niesner, Co-Founder of the language learning community

Bernhard gives us a personal look inside his company, the motivation andd true passion that stand behind busuu and are keystones to the success of the company as well as the happiness of the community.

This interview gave me new input and made me realize that web 2.0 is not only about the 25 year olds but has become an important part in the lifes of best agers.

Personally, I am convinced that we need companies like busuu in online education today as they are passionate about what they do and are not wearing down the stones as so many did before them.

As mentioned in the interview, Bernhard was a panel member of the second ETCon. Below you can watch his presentation about communities and the power of crowdsourcing.

If you would like to see all presentations of this E-Teachers Conference, please visit

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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at