A Brief History of Distance Education

Distance education has afforded generations of students the opportunity to pursue their educational goals outside of the traditional school system. It has allowed countless students the ability to further their education while allowing them to maintain their obligations to their families and employers.

While distance education is not for everyone, it has certainly stood the test of time. The following is a brief timeline of events related to distance education.

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With the advent of the personal computer and the development of the internet, distance education has evolved into an extremely important element of modern education. Most every university in North America offers courses online, while an entire cottage industry has formed around the concept of online education. There are countless online courses available to members of the general public. The wonderful thing about online education is that there are no borders, and prospective students worldwide now have access to the same opportunities. Online learning has the ability to make the world a better place. In some ways, it already has.

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Dr. D. M. Hardy

I have a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, and an Ed.D. in Adult & Career Education. I enjoy spreading knowledge, because we all need to be life-long learners.