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History of Distance Education

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Timeline small square 1st Jan, 1564 First lead pencil In England a graphite mine was discoverd. The graphite was cut into rods and inserted into a wooden casing thus the lead pencil, which contains no lead.
Timeline small square Royal Mail began Charles I made available mail delivery and the recipient paid the post.
Timeline small square American Papermill The first papermill opens in America.
Timeline small square U.S mail service Mail service begins in the United States.
Timeline small square Boston Gazette opens
Timeline small square First Distance Course in America Caleb Phillips ran this ad in the Boston Gazette“……any persons in the country desirous to learn this Art, may, by having the several lessons sent weekly to them, be as perfectly instructed as those that live in Boston.” (Holmberg, 1995)
Timeline small square Electromagnatism Inventor William Sturgeon reveals a device that uses electromagnetism leading the way for the modern telegraph.
Timeline small square Invention of the typographer In 1829, William Austin Burt invents the typographer, a predecessor to the typewriter.
Timeline small square Proves long distance communication is possible Joseph Henry sends an electronic current over a mile of wire and casues a bell to ring.
Timeline small square Morse Code Using the telegraph Henry Morse proves that messages can be sent over long distances. Using dots and dashes marks were made on paper and later translated.
Timeline small square Cooke and Wheatstone creat a telegraph
Timeline small square Sir Isaac Pitman In 1837 Sir Isaac Pitman offers correspondance courses in Pitman shorthand from his Phonetic Institue in Bath.
Timeline small square Radio waves James Clerk Maxwell a physicist predicts radio waves.
Timeline small square Reis transmitter was invented Johann Phillip Reis created the first device that worked to transmit music, voices, and sounds using electrical signals.
Timeline small square Pony Express The Pony Express officially opens.
Timeline small square first typerwriter IThe first typewriter was invented by Christopher Sholes
Timeline small square Anna Ticknor mother of American Correspodance courses Ticknor creates the Society to Encourage Studies at home in Boston. Her courses were sent out by mail to over 8,000 women during its tenure.
Timeline small square Patents filled for telephone Two patents were filed on the same day for the telephone. One by Alisha Gray and the other by Alexander Graham Bell.
Timeline small square Thomas Edison Creates a lamp that can illuminate for twelve hundred hours using carbon filiments. The beginning of the lightbulb and modern electricity.
Timeline small square Early Dictaphone Invented by Alexander Graham Bell and Volta Laboratory's in Washington D.C.
Timeline small square Postal Telegraph instated
Timeline small square 1900's two philosophies of distance education emerged. Hermonds in Sweden was a free paced liberal program and the other was from the University of Chicago which was a rigid, structured, weekly program.
Timeline small square 1900's Audio recordings used in teaching the blind and in language teaching.
Timeline small square Moody Bible Institute formed correspondence department. This corespndence study course is still active today.
Timeline small square 1920's 176 radio stations were built within the realm of education
Timeline small square Distance Education begins to enrich secondary school curriculum. Students in Boston Harbor, MI are offered vocational courses.
Timeline small square Ministry of Education set up a government correspndence college.
Timeline small square 1930's television stations were used to deliver distance education.
Timeline small square 1936-38 Z1 computer created by Konrad Zuse
Timeline small square ABC the first digital computer was invented between 1937-42
Timeline small square Collosus, the first programable computer created by Tommy Flowers.
Timeline small square First computer company opened
Timeline small square ENIAC first fully EDSAC the first functional digital computer performed its first operation.
Timeline small square 1950's credits offered for broadcast distance ed courses.
Timeline small square UNIVAC1101 computer was the first computer able to run from and store memory
Timeline small square The Z$ the first commercial computer was sold to a Swiss mathemitician.
Timeline small square Western Reserve University was the first to offer distance ed courses via television broadcast.
Timeline small square IBM produced the 701 the first mass produced commercial computer.
Timeline small square Whirlwind machine with RAM was created.
Timeline small square MIT created the first transistor computer.
Timeline small square 1957-1982 Sunrise Semester Broadcasts took place. offered by New YOurk University and broadcast on CBS continoulsy from 1957 to 1982.
Timeline small square 1960's satellite knowledge began to develope.
Timeline small square first mini-computer was created by Digital Equip,emt Corporation.
Timeline small square University of South Africa becomes a DE college.
Timeline small square First cassette tape In 1963 Phillips develops the first cassette tapes for sale in Europe and one year later they are for sale in the United States.
Timeline small square First mass marketed PC by Hewlitt Packard hits the market.
Timeline small square 1974-1975 federally funded experiments aided feasability studies in distance education. Specifically the Appalachian Education Satellite Project.
Timeline small square The first Apple computer is on the market.
Timeline small square Open University of United Kingdom opens up for DE.
Timeline small square Intel produces the first microprocessor.
Timeline small square German Fern University opnes up to DE.
Timeline small square First portable computer enters the market.
Timeline small square Learn/Alaska an educational satellite system was created.
Timeline small square 1980's wordprocessing software hits the market.
Timeline small square Wedemeyer introduces his teory of DE as independent learning.
Timeline small square 1985 TI-IN Network in San Antonio, TX. begins braodcast education to high schoolers.
Timeline small square German Fern University has 28,000 students enrolled in DE.
Timeline small square Holmberg offers reasons for DE.
Timeline small square Keegan theorizes a logically related hypothesis for DE.
Timeline small square Tandy Radio Shack releases the first multi-meida computer.
Timeline small square Moore theorizes the need for macro factors in DE
Timeline small square Apple sends to market a digital camera that hooks into usb on the computer.
Timeline small square Keegan creates The Fondations of Distance Education.
Timeline small square Winer demonstrates RSS feed using a Grateful Dead song.
Timeline small square 3 G cellular is launched by the Japanese
Timeline small square Winer and friends organize bloggercon.
Timeline small square Podcasting begins
Timeline small square Apple adds podcasting sync feature to all its ipods and ipads with 3000 podcasts available online at the Itunes.
Timeline small square 2005 video posdcasting available.
Timeline small square Jan 2006 more than 3.5 million students participate in online learning.
Timeline small square As of Dec. 2010 Blackboard is being used by over 9, 300 institutions in sixty countries.
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