Wave Theory

By ronkus
  • Agricultural age

    Agricultural age
    Agricultural age was the first wave. People were involved in farming and crop planting. They had bountiful harvest, which led to wealth increase. As a result of this, extended family started to grow and had settlements in one locale.
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    Agricultural Age

    The agricultural age dated back to 8000BC. However, Alvin Toffler’s first wave record started from 17th century to mid-18th century. The feature of this era was animal rearing and farming. The tilling of the land before planting is an arduous task, as such extended families are actively involved and the entire process was seen as a family business. The harvest from each farmland determines the wealth of families.
  • Industrial age

    Industrial age
    Industrial age is the era of the second wave. Many factories were established, and crops planting were no longer the only source of wealth. The machineries and factories involve land, labor and capital. Job creation emerged as people now work in an assembly line. The settlements began to grow into larger towns and cities.
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    Industrial Age - 2nd wave

    Industrial age was from the 18th century to middle of 20th century (1750 – 1955). The industrial revolution, also called second wave civilization led to the advent of engines, tractors, trunks and typewriters among others. The invention of machines made job available outside the farmland. There was mass production of many products, access to education at a broader level and rapid development of cities.
  • Technology - Innovations

    Technology - Innovations
  • Work - Business and Corporate philosophies

    Work - Business and Corporate philosophies
  • Education - Learning Theories

    Education - Learning Theories
  • Society and Culture

    Society and Culture
  • Escalator

    Charles Seeberger redesigned Jesse Reno's escalator and invented the modern escalator.
  • Tire and Rubber

    Tire and Rubber
    Firestone tire and Rubber company
  • Italy's King Assassinated

    Italy's King Assassinated
    Italy's King Assassinated: On the evening of July 30, anarchist Angelo Bresci shot the king of Italy, King Umberto I, three times. The assassination was in retaliation for a violently crushed 1898 labor revolt. His son, Victor Emmanuel III, succeeded him.
  • Radio Receiver

    Radio Receiver
    The first radio receiver, successfully received a radio transmission.
  • John Dewey

    John Dewey
  • Progressivism

    Progressivism: Roosevelt and Taft
  • Edward L. Thorndike

    Edward L. Thorndike
    Connectionism - the idea that bonds between stimulus and response take the form of neural connections. Learning involves the "stamping in" of connections, forgetting involves "stamping out" connections.
  • Air conditioner

    Air conditioner
    Willis Carrier invents the air conditioner.
  • Manned Airplane

    Manned Airplane
    The Wright brothers invent the first gas motored and manned airplane.
  • Piloted Helicopter

    Piloted Helicopter
    The very first piloted helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu.
  • Maria Montessori

    Maria Montessori
  • AT & T Company

    AT & T Company
    AT & T Corp., formerly known as the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, is as old as the telephone itself.
  • Ford Model T

    Ford Model T
    The Model T Ford was introduced in 1908 and revolutionized the fledgling auto industry.
  • Creation of Hollywood

    Creation of Hollywood
    A video coverage of how Hollywood was created.
  • Neon Lamp

    Neon Lamp
    Georges Claude displayed the first neon lamp to the public on December 11, 1910, in Paris.
  • Edwin Gutrie

    Edwin Gutrie
    One-trial learning: the stimulus or combination of stimuli that led to a response will lead to that response again when repeated.
  • John Watson

    John Watson
  • Personal Income Tax

    Personal Income Tax
    At first, income taxes were considered a temporary tax to help raise money for war. The first time an income tax was enacted was in 1799 in Great Britain to help the British pay for troops and supplies to defeat the French forces led by Napoleon.
  • Politics in Nigeria

    Politics in Nigeria
    Politics in Nigeria
  • Women Suffrage

    Women Suffrage
    Women Suffrage timeline
  • Superheterodyne radio circuit

    Superheterodyne radio circuit
    The superheterodyne radio circuit invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. Today, every radio or television set uses this invention.
  • Child Labor Laws

    Child Labor Laws
    Many laws restricting child labor were passed as part of the progressive reform movement of this period. But the gaps that remained, particularly in the southern states, led to a decision to work for a federal child labor law. Congress passed such laws in 1916 and 1918, but the Supreme Court declared them unconstitutional.
  • Pop-up Toaster

    Pop-up Toaster
    The pop-up toaster invented by Charles Strite.
  • Business in 1920s

    Business in 1920s
    Business in 1920
  • Kurt Lewin

    Kurt Lewin
  • Women right to vote

    Women right to vote
    Amendment to Constitution and women right to vote.
  • Robots

    Artificial life begins -- the first robot built.
  • Herbert Macaulay - Father of Nationalism in Nigeria

    Herbert Macaulay - Father of Nationalism in Nigeria
    Herbert Macaulay establishes the Nigerian National Democratic Party, the first Nigerian Political party.
  • Traffic Signal

    Traffic Signal
    Garrett A. Morgan invents a traffic signal.
  • Mechanical Television

    Mechanical Television
    The mechanical television a precursor to the modern television, invented by John Logie Baird.
  • Liquid-fueled Rockets

    Liquid-fueled Rockets
    Robert H. Goddard invents liquid-fueled rockets.
  • Ivan P. Pavlov

    Ivan P. Pavlov
    Classical conditioning is a reflexive or automatic type of learning in which a stimulus acquires the capacity to evoke a response that was originally evoked by another stimulus.
  • Massacre

    Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Jean Piaget

    Jean Piaget
  • Stock Market

    Stock Market
    Stock Market Crashed in 1920s.
  • US National Anthem

    US National Anthem
    On March 3, 1931, U.S. President Herbert Hoover signed an act that officially made "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem for the United States. Before this time, the United States had been without any national anthem.

    THE NEW DEAL: 1930s Party Platforms: America is in peril. The welfare of American men and women and the future of our youth are at stake.
  • Magnetic Tape Recording

    Magnetic Tape Recording
    Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting - first magnetic recording.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The stock market crash was the begining of great depression
  • Attribution Theory

    Attribution Theory
    Attribution Theory attempts to explain the world and to determine the cause of an event or behavior (e.g. why people do what they do).
  • Photocopier

    Chester F. Carlson invents the photocopier.
  • B. F. Skinner

    B. F. Skinner
    Operant Conditioning: A behaviorist theory based on the fundamental idea that behaviors that are reinforced will tend to continue, while behaviors that are punished will eventually end.
  • World War Ii starts

    World War Ii starts
    The beginning of World War II and civil unrest.
  • Effects of WWII

    Effects of WWII
    The World War II affected the economy and the efefcts were enormous.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain was the intense air battle between the Germans and the British over Great Britain's airspace from July 1940 to May 1941, with the heaviest fighting from July to October 1940.
  • First Computer controlled by Software

    First Computer controlled by Software
    Konrad Zuse's Z3, the first computer controlled by software.
  • Electronic Digital Computer

    Electronic Digital Computer
    John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the first electronic digital computer.
  • Humanism

    Humanism is a paradigm/philosophy/pedagogical approach that believes learning is viewed as a personal act to fulfil one’s potential.
  • The Post War Economy

    The Post War Economy
    Many Americans feared that the end of World War II and the subsequent drop in military spending might bring back the hard times of the Great Depression. But instead, pent-up consumer demand fueled exceptionally strong economic growth in the post war period.
  • Edgar Dale

    Edgar Dale
  • Microwave Oven

    Microwave Oven
    The microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer.
  • Dead Sea Scroll Discovered

    Dead Sea Scroll Discovered
    Early in 1947 a Bedouin shepherd boy of the Ta'amireh tribe left his flock of sheep and goats to search for a stray amid the crumbling limestone cliffs that line the northwestern rim of the Dead Sea, in the area of Qumran.
  • Mobile Phones

    Mobile Phones
    Mobile phones first invented. Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983.
  • Period: to

    Information Age - 3rd wave

    Alvin Toffler referred to the information age as the post-industrial period which started in 1950s. With the advent of computer technology called mainframes, and as newer technologies emerge, the size of the computers was reducing with the capability increasing. Within few decades, technology was used for effective communication through the internet. The information age is still in existence to-date as it keeps improving.
  • First Modern Credit Card Introduced

    First Modern Credit Card Introduced
    In 1949, Frank X. McNamara thought of a way for customers to have just one credit card that they could use at multiple stores. McNamara discussed the idea with two colleagues and the three pooled some money and started a new company in 1950 which they called the Diners Club.
  • Cognitive Learning Theory

    Cognitive Learning Theory
    The Cognitive Learning Theory explains why the brain is the most incredible network of information processing and interpretation in the body as we learn things. This theory can be divided into two specific theories: the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), and the Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT)
  • The First Peanuts Strip

    The First Peanuts Strip
    When Schulz sold his first strip to the United Feature Syndicate in 1950, it was the Syndicate that changed the name from Li'l Folks to Peanuts - a name that Schulz himself never liked.
  • First generation of computers

    First generation of computers
    The first generation of computers (1951-1958) began with the introduction of UNIVAC in 1951. The computers in this generation used vacuum tubes to control operations.
  • The Great Smog

    The Great Smog
    The Great Smog of 1952: From December 5 to December 9, 1952, a thick fog settled on London. This fog mixed with trapped black smoke to create a deadly layer of smog.
  • McDonalds Established

    McDonalds Established
    McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 33,500 local restaurants serving nearly 68 million people in 119 countries each day.
  • Disneyland

  • Information Age

    Information Age
    Information age is the digital age that emerged in late 20th century and referred to as the third wave. Key advances in computer technology and advent of the internet has transformed the world. Access to information and ease of communication has made the world a global village.
  • Second generation of computers

    Second generation of computers
    The second generation of computers (1958-1964) was a direct result of the invention of the transistor by Bell Labs. Transistors were faster more reliable, and much smaller than vacuum tubes.
  • Nigeria Independence

    Nigeria Independence
    Nigeria gains Independence from Great Britain under a Constitution that provides for a Parliamentary system of Government.
  • Berlin Wall Built

    Berlin Wall Built
    Just past midnight during the night of August 12-13, 1961, East German soldiers and construction workers headed to the border of West and East Berlin.
  • Nigeria Republic

    Nigeria Republic
    Nigeria became a republic in 1963.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe

    Nnamdi Azikiwe
    Nnamdi Azikiwe was the preseident of Nigeria from Oct 1, 163 to January 15, 1966
  • Third generation of computers

    Third generation of computers
    The third generation of computers (1964-1974) was characterized by a continuing trend in the diminishing size of components. The integrated circuit containing numerous components fused on a single silicon chip was the major technological achievement of this era.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    In 1964 Congress passed Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241). The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing.
  • Discovery Learning

    Discovery Learning
    Discovery learning is an inquiry-based, constructivist learning theory that takes place in problem solving situations where the learner draws on his or her own past experience and existing knowledge to discover facts and relationships and new truths to be learned.
  • US sent tropps to Vietnem

    US sent tropps to Vietnem
    In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2 and 4, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, per the authority given to him by Congress in the subsequent Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, decided to escalate the Vietnam Conflict by sending U.S. ground troops to Vietnam.
  • Communication satellite

    Communication satellite
    On April 6, 1965 COMSAT's first satellite, EARLY BIRD, was launched from Cape Canaveral. Global satellite communications had begun
  • Identity Status Theory

    Identity Status Theory
    The main idea is that one’s sense of identity is determined largely by the choices and commitments made regarding certain personal and social traits.
  • First Political coup

    First Political coup
    First Political coup is carried out by Major Chukwuemeka Kaduna Nzeogwu. The Federal Military Government that assumes power is led by General Aguiyi-Ironsi. Another coup is carried out in the same year; it establishes the leadership of Major General Yakubu Gowon.
  • Yakubu Gowon - 3rd Head of state

    Yakubu Gowon - 3rd Head of state
    Yakubu Gowon was the 3rd Head of state in Nigeria. He was preceded by Anguiyi Ironsi and Murtala Mohammed
  • NY Stock Exchanges

    NY Stock Exchanges
    NY Stock Exchanges Completes Automation of Trading
  • Kent State Shooting

    Kent State Shooting
    On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen were on the Kent State college campus to maintain order during a student protest against the Vietnam War.
  • Elaboration Theory

    Elaboration Theory
    Elaboration theory is an instructional design theory that argues that content to be learned should be organized from simple to complex order, while providing a meaningful context in which subsequent ideas can be integrated.
  • Internet

    The Internet is essentially a network connecting thousands of smaller networks into a single global network
  • Fourth generation of computers

    Fourth generation of computers
    The fourth generation of computers was a direct result of microprocessor or a chip. Microcomputers have brought about further miniaturization of components, increased speed, greater reliability and have vastly increased storage capacities.
  • Olusegun Obasanjo - Military Regime

    Olusegun Obasanjo - Military Regime
    Olusegun Obasanjo as a military ruler. General Murtala Muhammed was assassinated in an abortive coup, and his Chief of Staff, Lt. General Olusegun Obasanjo became Head of State.
  • Tangshan Earthquake

    Tangshan Earthquake
    Early in the morning of July 28, 1976, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the Chinese city of Tangshan. At 3:42 a.m., most people in the city were asleep, shocked into wakefulness by the shifting earth and falling debris.
  • Affordance Theory

    Affordance Theory
    Affordance theory states that the world is perceived not only in terms of object shapes and spatial relationships but also in terms of object possibilities for action (affordances) — perception drives action.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices

    Foreign Corrupt Practices
    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. ("FCPA"), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.
  • Laptops

    History of Laptop computers
  • Shehu Shagari - Elected President

    Shehu Shagari - Elected President
    Five political parties compete in a series of elections in which Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) is elected President.
  • First Woman on US Supreme Court

    First Woman on US Supreme Court
    On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Multiple intelligences

    Multiple intelligences
    Howard Gardner theorized that there are multiple intelligences, and that we all use one or two for the most effective learning
  • Defense Strategy Inititave

    Defense Strategy Inititave
    Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), U.S. government program responsible for research and development of a space-based system to defend the nation from attack by strategic ballistic missiles
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft Windows was announced November 10, 1983.
  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Muhammadu Buhari
    President Shagari and the NPN retain power in an election victory. However, on December 31, 1983 the military overthrows the government and Major General Muhammadu Buhari emerges as the leader of the Supreme Military Council (SMC), the country's new ruling body.
  • Experiential Learning

    Experiential Learning
    Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it. - Kolb (1984, 41)
  • Ibrahim Babangida

    Ibrahim Babangida
    The Buhari government was peacefully overthrown by the SMC's third-ranking member, Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida. He ruled from 1985 to 1993.
  • Cognitive Load Theory of Multimedia Learning

    Cognitive Load Theory of Multimedia Learning
    A theory that focuses the load on working memory during instruction.
  • Emergenc e of American Online

    Emergenc e of American Online
    Twenty-five years ago today, a company named Quantum Computer Services rose from the ashes of a failed startup called Control Video Corporation, and renamed American Online
  • Berlin Walls fall

    Berlin Walls fall
    In the evening of November 9, 1989, East German government official Günter Schabowski stated during a press conference that travel through the border to the West was open.
  • First HDTV broadcast

    First HDTV broadcast
    The First HDTV broadcast airs in 1990.
  • Nelson Mandela Freed

    Nelson Mandela Freed
    Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990.
  • Situated Learning Theory

    Situated Learning Theory
    Situated Learning Theory posits that learning is unintentional and situated within authentic activity, context, and culture.
  • Election Annulled

    Election Annulled
    On June12 1993, General Babangida annuls the results of the Presidential election contested between Chief MKO Abiola and Bashir Tofa, and installs an Interim National Government (ING) led by Chief Ernest Shonekan.
  • Touchscreen smartphone

    Touchscreen smartphone
    The first touchscreen smartphone is released in 1993, with a monochrome screen.
  • Sani Abacha

    Sani Abacha
    General Sani Abacha overthrew the Interim National Government and took the reins of power.
  • Rwanda genocide

    Rwanda genocide
    Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter.
  • eBay Founded

    eBay Founded
    French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre M. Omidyar founded eBay in San Jose, California, as a sole proprietorship. Initially he conducted auctions under the name AuctionWeb, and advertised items for auction on USENET.
  • Ethics Resource Center

    Ethics Resource Center
    Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is a non-profit educational organization that focuses on inspiring individuals and institutions to act ethically.
  • Abdulsalam Abubakar

    Abdulsalam Abubakar
    General Abacha died of heart failure while in power, and was replaced by General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
  • Cognitive theory of multimedia learning

    Cognitive theory of multimedia learning
    A cognitive theory of multimedia learning based on three main assumptions: there are two separate channels (auditory and visual) for processing information; there is limited channel capacity; and that learning is an active process of filtering, selecting, organizing, and integrating information.
  • The Digital Michelangelo Project

    The Digital Michelangelo Project
    Marc Levoy and team began The Digital Michelangelo Project at Stanford University using laser scanners to digitize the statues of Michelangelo, and 1,163 fragments of the Forma Urbis Romae, a giant marble map of ancient Rome.
  • Olusegun Obasanjo - Elected President

    Olusegun Obasanjo - Elected President
    Elections were held, and General Abdulsalami Abubakar handed over to the elected President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
  • Congolese President Assassinated

    Congolese President Assassinated
    President Laurent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was shot dead Tuesday afternoon, according to reports from Belgium, Britain and the United States.
  • Facebook founder

    Facebook founder
    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president.
  • First Female President in Africa

    First Female President in Africa
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th President of Liberia and the first elected female Head of State in Africa.
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua

    Umaru Musa Yar'adua
    President Umaru Yar’Adua and Vice President Goodluck Jonathan elected to lead Nigeria, marking the first ever successful civilian to civilian administration hand over in Nigerian political history.
  • Netbooks

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  • iPad

    The iPad will run the applications you already have for the iPhone. It can appear on the screen one of two ways: pixel for pixel accuracy in a black box or pixel double it and run the application in full screen
  • Independent Magazine

    Independent Magazine
    London-based Remi Paringaux and his company, Meri Media, published the first issue of Post, the first independent magazine published exclusively for the iPad. It was offered for sale as an iPad app for $2.99.
  • Walmart Buys

    Walmart Buys
    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, agreed to buy, a social media start-up focused on ecommerce, creating @WalmartLabs.
  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was elected as the president of Nigeria in 2011.
  • Cellular phones

    Cellular phones
    A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area.