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  • Benjamin Franklin becomes the first postmaster general under the Continental Congress

    Benjamin Franklin becomes the first postmaster general under the Continental Congress
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • Samuel Osgood becomes the first postmaster general under the U.S. Constitution

    Samuel Osgood becomes the first postmaster general under the U.S. Constitution
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • The first typographer is patented in the United States.

    The first typographer is patented in the United States.
    Source: Typewriter. (2011). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 1.
  • Samuel Morse invents the telegraph

    Samuel Morse invents the telegraph
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • The first postage stamp, The Penny Black, is introduced in England.

    The first postage stamp, The Penny Black, is introduced in England.
    Source: Fandel, Jennifer. ( 2008). The Postage Stamp. Creative Education:Mankato.
  • The first U.S. postage stamps are issued.

    The first U.S. postage stamps are issued.
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • The first stamped envelopes are issued.

    The first stamped envelopes are issued.
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • The Pitman Shorthand training program begins and brings cutting edge stenographic practices to the United States.

    The Pitman Shorthand training program begins and brings cutting edge stenographic practices to the United States.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • James Clerk Maxwell has the idea that radio waves exist.

    James Clerk Maxwell has the idea that radio waves exist.
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • Experimental railway mail service begins

    Experimental railway mail service begins
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • Experimental railway mail service begins

    Experimental railway mail service begins
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • Experimental railway mail service begins.

    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64.
  • Railroad post offices open.

    Railroad post offices open.
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64
  • Anna Ticknor established the Society to Encourage Studies at Home. This program provided correspondence instruction in more than 20 subjects.

    Anna Ticknor established the Society to Encourage Studies at Home. This program provided correspondence instruction in more than 20 subjects.
    Source: Olszewski-Kubilius, P. (2011). DISTANCE EDUCATION: WHERE IT STARTED AND WHERE IT STANDS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AND THEIR EDUCATORS. Gifted Child Today, 34(3), 16.
  • Chautauqua movement in the United States pioneered correspondence instruction and distance education throughout North America.

    Chautauqua movement in the United States pioneered correspondence instruction and distance education throughout North America.
    Source: Sumner, J. (2000). Serving the System: a critical history of distance education. Open Learning, 15(3), 267-285. doi:10.1080/026805100750036881
  • International parcel post begins

    International parcel post begins
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64
  • Colliery School of Mines establised

    Colliery School of Mines establised
    Colliery School of Mines is establised in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It provided an instructional delivery system to teach mine safety. The school later became the International Correspondence School (ICS), training iron and railroad workers as well as miners.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Nikola Tesla makes a device to produce and transmit high-frequency electricity

    Nikola Tesla makes a device to produce and transmit high-frequency electricity
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • University of Chicago allows students living off campus to use the USPS to exchange lessons and submit assignments.

    University of Chicago allows students living off campus to use the USPS to exchange lessons and submit assignments.
    Source: Olszewski-Kubilius, P. (2011). DISTANCE EDUCATION: WHERE IT STARTED AND WHERE IT STANDS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AND THEIR EDUCATORS. Gifted Child Today, 34(3), 16.
  • Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio message.

    Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio message.
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • Calvert School of Baltimore became the first elementary school to offer correspondence courses to students.

    Calvert School of Baltimore became the first elementary school to offer correspondence courses to students.
    Source: Olszewski-Kubilius, P. (2011). DISTANCE EDUCATION: WHERE IT STARTED AND WHERE IT STANDS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AND THEIR EDUCATORS. Gifted Child Today, 34(3), 16.
  • Reginald Fessenden sends voice signals several hundred miles.

    Reginald Fessenden sends voice signals several hundred miles.
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • The first public radio broadcasting station is opened in the United States

    The first public radio broadcasting station is opened in the United States
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • First educational radio licenses were granted to the University of Salt Lake City, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota.

    First educational radio licenses were granted to the University of Salt Lake City, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • By 1921, the first educational radio licenses were granted to University of Salt Lake City, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota.

    By 1921, the first educational radio licenses were granted to University of Salt Lake City, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • By 1921, the first educational radio licenses were granted to the University of Salt Lake City, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota.

    By 1921, the first educational radio licenses were granted to the University of Salt Lake City, University of Wisconsin, and University of Minnesota.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • ICS enrolls over 2.5 million students.

    ICS enrolls over 2.5 million students.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • National Home study Council is created to monitor and insure quality

    National Home study Council is created to monitor and insure quality
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Fair Trade Practice Rules for Home Schools were developed by the National Home Study Council to enforce ethical labor practices such as teachers having credentials in their field of instruction.

    Fair Trade Practice Rules for Home Schools were developed by the National Home Study Council to enforce ethical labor practices such as teachers having credentials in their field of instruction.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • University of Iowa broadcast courses by television

    University of Iowa broadcast courses by television
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • The electronic typewriter is invented

    The electronic typewriter is invented
    Source: Typewriter. (2011). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th edition. 1.
  • Konrad Zuse builds the first electromechanical computer.

    Konrad Zuse builds the first electromechanical computer.
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Zuse completes his Z3 machine

    Zuse completes his Z3 machine
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Engineers at Harvard and IBM build the Harvard Mark I computer

    Engineers at Harvard and IBM build the Harvard Mark I computer
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • ENIAC is the first fully electronic computer

    ENIAC is the first fully electronic computer
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • The first transistor radio goes on sale.

    The first transistor radio goes on sale.
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • The microchip is invented

    The microchip is invented
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • The FCC created the Instructional Television Fixed Services, a band of 20 t.v. channels available to educational institutions for a low cost. California State University was the first to take advantage of this.

    The FCC created the Instructional Television Fixed Services, a band of 20 t.v. channels available to educational institutions for a low cost. California State University was the first to take advantage of this.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • University of Wisconsin created the Articulated Instructional Media Project to study the best use of technology.

    University of Wisconsin created the Articulated Instructional Media Project to study the best use of technology.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • U.S. federal government boosted its commitment to distance learning when it established the Public Broadcasting Act that authorized the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to promote the noncommercial use of television and radio.

    U.S. federal government boosted its commitment to distance learning when it established the Public Broadcasting Act that authorized the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to promote the noncommercial use of television and radio.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • The first two computers on the internet are linked.

    The first two computers on the internet are linked.
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • British Open University, established by Royal Charter, which today provides 21% of all higher education in England and is considered a model of distance education.

    British Open University, established by Royal Charter, which today provides 21% of all higher education in England and is considered a model of distance education.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • CPB negotiated with AT&T to interconnect 140 stations, creating the first true national public television system

    CPB negotiated with AT&T to interconnect 140 stations, creating the first true national public television system
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • First fully televised college courses were created, licensed, and implemented by Coastline Community College and broadcast by KOCE-TV to other educational institutions in Orange County, CA.

    First fully televised college courses were created, licensed, and implemented by Coastline Community College and broadcast by KOCE-TV to other educational institutions in Orange County, CA.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Intel releases the Intel 4004 computer

    Intel releases the Intel 4004 computer
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Ray Tomlinson created ARPANET, a network of computers that was a forerunner of the internet.

    Ray Tomlinson created ARPANET, a network of computers that was a forerunner of the internet.
    Source: Connolly, Sean. (2012). The Internet and the World Wide Web. Smart Apple Media: Mankato.
  • Intel Corporation creates the microprocessor

    Intel Corporation creates the microprocessor
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Colleges in Miami, Costa Mesa and Dallas became pioneers in telecourse offerings.

    Colleges in Miami, Costa Mesa and Dallas became pioneers in telecourse offerings.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Altair is the first personal computer

    Altair is the first personal computer
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen start Microsoft

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen start Microsoft
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • The first email messages were sent to those on the Intel inter-office system. Also, the first computer Bulletin Board System was established.

    The first email messages were sent to those on the Intel inter-office system. Also, the first computer Bulletin Board System was established.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Learn/Alaska was created. It offered 6 hours of instructional television daily to 100 villages, some of them only accessible by air.

    Learn/Alaska was created. It offered 6 hours of instructional television daily to 100 villages, some of them only accessible by air.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • IBM releases its IBM personal computer, MS-DOS.

    IBM releases its IBM personal computer, MS-DOS.
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • National University Teleconferencing Network used satellites to transmit programs to its 40 institutional members.

    National University Teleconferencing Network used satellites to transmit programs to its 40 institutional members.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • First version of Microsoft Windows is released

    First version of Microsoft Windows is released
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • National Technological University, located in Colorado, offered online degree courses in both continuing and graduate education using satelite transmissions.

    National Technological University, located in Colorado, offered online degree courses in both continuing and graduate education using satelite transmissions.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • University of Phoenix emerged offering online degree programs.

    University of Phoenix emerged offering online degree programs.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Tim Berners-Lee invents web browsing and the World Wide Web

    Tim Berners-Lee invents web browsing and the World Wide Web
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Digital radio is invented.

    Digital radio is invented.
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • World wide web is up and running.

    World wide web is up and running.
    Source: Oxlade, Chris. (2012). The Computer. Heinemann Library: Chicago.
  • Jones International University provides instruction in five bachelors degree and 24 masters degree programs and was the first fully onine university to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Jones International University provides instruction in five bachelors degree and 24 masters degree programs and was the first fully onine university to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • The first internet radio station is invented

    The first internet radio station is invented
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • Postal Service launches a public internet site.

    Postal Service launches a public internet site.
    Source: U.S. Mail Service Chronology. (2012). Congressional Digest, 91(2), 34-64
  • California Virtual Campus opened with a catalogue of over 1500 classes

    California Virtual Campus opened with a catalogue of over 1500 classes
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Bluetooth wireless communication is invented

    Bluetooth wireless communication is invented
    Source:
    Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • Distance Learning Education Demonstration program is establised by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the most effective way of delivering quality education via distance learning.

    Distance Learning Education Demonstration program is establised by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the most effective way of delivering quality education via distance learning.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • WebCT and Blackboard merged under the Blackboard brand.

    WebCT and Blackboard merged under the Blackboard brand.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • As of 2006, University of Phoenix offered 10 bachelors degrees, 18 masters degrees, and 2 doctorates.

    As of 2006, University of Phoenix offered 10 bachelors degrees, 18 masters degrees, and 2 doctorates.
    Source: Casey, D. M. (2008). A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 52(2), 45-51. doi:10.1007/s11528-008-0135-z
  • Sirius XM satellite radio service begins to broadcast

    Sirius XM satellite radio service begins to broadcast
    Source: Spilsbury, R. and Spilsbury, L., The Radio. (2012). Heineman Library: Chicago.
  • Online programs at the K-12 level become available in 44 states and several others are in planning stages.

    Online programs at the K-12 level become available in 44 states and several others are in planning stages.
    Source: Olszewski-Kubilius, P. (2011). DISTANCE EDUCATION: WHERE IT STARTED AND WHERE IT STANDS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN AND THEIR EDUCATORS. Gifted Child Today, 34(3), 16.