Historical Perspectives on the Global View of Distance Education
1500-2015 Global Views
In the 16th Century, University Teachers in Salamanca University (Spain) protests print books because it threatens their livelihood. (Aggarwal, 2007, pp. 4)
In 1880, Hans Hermod (bookkeeping teacher) continued to teach a student who moved away by sending lessons through regular mail (Aggarwal, 2007,
Around 1880, William Briggs began offering "tuition by post" for students who could not attend in person (Aggarwal, 2007, pp. 8)
Mid 1939- 10,000 schools have radios as part of "listening groups" (Aggarwal, 2007, pp. 8)
In 1890, American Universities start offering instruction by mail ("tuition by post")
Aggarwal, 2007, pp. 7)
1985- distance education uses television, satellite one-way video, two-way audio and computer-based education (CBE). (Shearer, 2015, pp.81)
First Learning Management Systems appear. Internet browsers with images start (Shearer, 2015, pp. 82).
Facebook, YouTube appears along with Web.2.0.(Shearer, 2015, pp. 83).
Open Online Courses appear (Cursera, MOOC) and Online Learner is main stream (Shearer, 2015, pp. 83).
1940-Mexico starts correspondence courses (mail and radio combined).
1960-Mexico's Telesecundaria offers secondary education via Television.
1970's Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) starts the "Universidad Abierta" (Open University-Distance University) system. (Mexico Case Study. para 2).
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