In 1722, an ad for lessons via weekly correspondence appeared in a Boston paper. The International Correspondance School became the first generation of distance learning ONE-WAY AUDIO RADIO the first eduactional radio license was issued in 1920
First College credit for courses via TV broadcast. In 1952 the National Educational Television Center (NET) was created to assist in the creation and maintenance of an educational television service. Television gave classrooms a chance to receive instructional programming.
1960s the NET has 53 affiliations with the primary goal of sharing films and coordinating scheduling
PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) was the first computer based – learning system. It was the beginning of the CALL (Computer Asssisted Language Learning) programmes. Allows students at terminals to access lessons, tests and other schooling information from remotely located professors. BEHAVIORAL CALL
By using MT/ST and FLOPPY DISKS files could be shared.
This was the beginning of portable and accessible learning. VIDEO CONFERENCING a viable means of distance education.
One way video / two way audio
To access video conferencing, the user needed a floppy disk to install the programme. Later Floppy disks were replaced by CD-ROMs.
ARPANET the first connection made between computers. It will later evolve into INTERNET
1980s PERSONAL COMPUTERS
Became a tool for distance learning to type up papers to be sent via correspondance. In the late 80s, INTERNET started and the papers were submitted via e-mail.
The First Computer Assisted Programme ; it is a ny computarized system that provides instructions and feedback to students. They used digital files transferred via CD-ROMS. ITS (Intelligent Tutoring System) became available IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was invented. It allowed people to have real-time conversations either one-on-one or in a chat room setting IRC contribute to the usage of telecommunication in Education. It was later replaced by INSTANT MESSAGING COMMUNICATIVE CALL
ARPANET ended and the World Wide Web started. The creator was Tim Bernes Lee. The University of Phoenix opened its E-DOORS , becoming the first university to offer online bachelor's and master's degrees.
1990s to Present ONLINE COURSES
Students participated in discussions, projects and lectures entirely through the computer. Jones International University was founded, becoming the first fully online university with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission In 1999, Jones International became the first online university to receive full accreditation. CMS (Course Management Systems) such as Blackboard and WebCT allowed every college to offer Online courses .
INTEGRATIVE CALL Embrace Multimedia and the Internet The INTERNET is a readily available world of information for the language learner, purely immerse in a language context. CMS / LMS (Learning Management System) have been expanding since the 90s. This Applications help in the creation of learning resources delivered via INTERNET
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