Evolution of Online Learning

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In History
  • The Beginning of Mail Correspondence Course

    The Beginning of Mail Correspondence Course
    In 1728 Caleb Philips begins private mail correspondence courses in the Boston Gazette newspaper(Ferrer,2019).
  • 1804 The Punch Card loom( Computer) was invited

    1804 The Punch Card loom( Computer) was invited
    The punch card loom would later be used in IBM computers. Weaver and Joseph Marie Jacquard created the punch card method program(Ferrer,2019).
  • 1832 Analytic Engine , first prototype computer

    1832 Analytic Engine , first prototype computer
    Charles Babbage produced the first prototype to the modern style
    computer, which was called the Analytic Engine(Ferrerr,2019).
  • 1858 The University of London

    1858 The University of London
    The University of London was the first in the world to offer a full degree through distance learning.
  • 1873 The Society to Encourage Studies at Home

    1873 The Society to Encourage Studies at Home
    This was a collective organization, the first formal correspondence school in the United States. The organization was founded by Ana Eliot Tickner in Boston Massachusetts(Ferrer,2019).
  • 1922- Pennsylvania State University

    1922- Pennsylvania State University
    Pennsylvania State offered the first college or university broadcast course over the radio(Peterson,2017).
  • 1926-The National Home Study Council

    1926-The National Home Study Council
    The National Home Study Council Forms. The organization later changes their name to Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in 2015(Peterson,2017).
  • 1958-Bell Laboratories

    1958-Bell Laboratories
    Bell Laboratories invents the modem, which converts digital signals to the analog signal, this allowed wired communication between two or more computers(Ferrer,2019).
  • 1960- University of Illinois

    1960- University of Illinois
    The University of Illinois created the Intranet systems which allowed students to access course materials and recorded lectures(Ferrer,2019).
  • The Future of Online Learning

    The Future of Online Learning
    2019- The University of Pennsylvania is the first IVY league to offer online bachelor's degree program(Peterson,2017).
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    Microsoft Pioneers

    1975- Bill Gates and Paul Allen Created Microsoft.
    1976- Coast Line Community College was the first telecommuting program to offer courses using the telephone, radio, and television
    (Ferrer,2019).
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    The Osborne 1 Computer

    1981- The first Commercial portable computer Osborne 1, was created.
    1984- The first email was sent from the US to Germany, which said WILLKOMMEN CSNET.
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    The Information Age and the Internet Boom

    1990- Linus Torvalds creates Linux which leads to the leading mode in the open-source software, which was the foundation for online learning platforms.
    1991- The World Wide Web (WWW) opens to the public, allowing access for online education.
    1992- The first real-time instruction-synchronous learning course was created by CALCAMPUS.
    1997- Blackboard Course Management software launches(Ferrer,2019).
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    The Information Age-The Global Community

    2004-Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard Students.
    2006-iTunes U launches.
    2009- YouTube /EDU. Launches(Ferrer,2019).
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    The Department of Education

    2011- The department of education issues new regulations for all online colleges.
    2013- the University of Florida- launches the first online-only public University.

    2018-98% of Colleges and or Universities offer some form of online programs(Peterson,2017).