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1728 History of Distance Education The world's first distance learning course is established in Boston, with lessons sent by mail. 1840 Shorthand is taught by correspondence in Great Britain. 1922 Penn State begins offering courses through the radio. 1925 By 1925, 200+ colleges and universities have been granted radio broadcasting licenses. 1965 First statewide, telephone-based education program is offered by the University of Wisconsin. 1968 Stanford University founds the Stanford Instructional Television Network, offering instruction for part-time engineering students. 1969 U.S. Department of Defense creates the Internet (ARPANET), 1971 Social critic Ivan llich writes "Deschooling Society," which describes computer-based education. 1976 University of Phoenix is founded to give working adults flexible higher education options. Today, their students learn at more than 200 locations - and through online programs that span the globe. 1982 ( H CALC (Computer Assisted Learning Center), a computer- based learning center for adults, is established. 1992 The Electronic University Network offers a Ph.D. program via America Online. Programs include a Ph.D. in Integral Studies. 1994 The first completely online curriculum is introduced by CALCampus. W 1995 Western Governors University is founded by 19 U.S. governors to help Western states maximize educational resources through distance learning for a rapidly growing population. 1997 A eCollege CVU (California Virtual University), a consortium of California colleges offering more than 1,000 online courses, is launched. Bb 1999 smarthinking The world is introduced to a host of new educational tools, including Blackboard and eCollege. Smarthinking also arrives in 1999, with a mission to be an "innovator in connecting students with highly qualified teachers" over the Internet. 2002 ("liT The OpenCourseWare project, a resource of free'online course materials from MIT, becomes available. 2003 81% of colleges have at least one online class. 2002- 2008 There is a 187% increase of students taking online classes. 2008 КHAN Khan Academy is founded with the i mission of providing a free, world-class education to students through online materials that include thousands of bite-sized videos, step-by-step problems and instant data. The first virtunl environment program is used to train paramedics in London. StraighterLine is founded and begins connecting online students with the online tools to earn their degree from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities nationwide. They have since been named one of the "10 Most Innovative Companies in Education" by 2009 The number of students taking at least one course online reaches 5.5 million. 2010 83% of CEOS and small business owners in the United States consider online degrees to be as credible as traditional degrees. Today (2012) 96% of traditional universities offer online courses. Two million students take all of their courses online. 70% of educators agree that social media is a valuable teaching tool. More than 50,000 searches are done each month for keywords relating to "online universities." 75% future Projections . 50% In the near future, Harvard and MIT will release "edX," an online resource making full Harvard and MIT courses available for free to In the next decade, it is estimated that the percentage of jobs requiring some technology skills will rise from 50% to 77%. anyone with an Internet connection. 4x By 2014, the number of college students taking at least one online class is By 2015, postsecondary online enrollments are expected to increase by 37%. expected to quadruple from 4.6 million to 18.65 million.

Distance Learning

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