This infographic includes the detailed timeline of online education. Let’s learn about the history of online education from time to time.
In 1960, the first computer-assisted instruction system, PLATO, is developed at the University of Illinois. It was
used at more than 1,000 terminals, and operated for more than 30 years.
In 1969, the U.S. Department of Defense commissioned ARPANET, the first to use many of the technologies that form the foundation of the modern Internet.
In 1980, USENET is established. Unlike ARPANET, USENET took a different approach to connectivity, with distributed servers rather than a single central server.
1982: The Computer Assisted Learning Center (CALC) is founded. Rather than focusing on the distance provided by online education, CALC uses computers to provide an improved educational experience.
1989: The University of Phoenix offers first online undergraduate and graduate degrees.
1991: Electronic performance support systems, which help employers with employee training, are conceptualized.
1996: Jones International University becomes the first totally online college to receive regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, offering accredited online university courses and legitimizing online education.
In 2005, online education becomes one of the cornerstones of the American higher education system, with more than 3 million students taking at least one online class.
In 2009, the federal government provides more than $500 million for online courses and materials.
In 2013, more than 6 million U.S. students projected to take at least one online course.
In 2013, European consortium begins offering free online courses (MOOCs)
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