-advertises in the Boston Gazette private correspondence courses to teach shorthand.
First traditional educational institution in the US to offer correspondence courses.
University of Chicago
First correspondence school in the United States was founded.
The Society to Encourage Studies at Home
Primary school in Baltimore offered correspondence classes.
The Cavert School
College offered courses via radio transmission.
Pennsylvania State College
State University of Iowa offers five radio broadcast courses.
University of Houston began offering televised college classes for credit.
University of Wisconsin used a phone based program for a statewide physicians program.
University of Nebraska- Lincoln's Independant Study High School offered distance high school diplomas.
High School Diploma
The US Government opens the first form of the internet.
ARPANet - AKA INTERNET!!!
Coastline Community College, with no physical campus, offered a variety of telecourses.
First Virtual College
Western Behavioral Sciences Institute's School of Management and Strategic Studies goes online.
Graduate Degress offered online.
Nova Southeastern University
Computer Assisted Peronalized Approach was developed. This was the first online learning platform that could individualize learning with assignments and quizzes.
Michigan State University - CAPA
Open University offered virtual summer school (VSS)
JIU became first fully web-based accredited university.
Jones International University
This e-learning system was adopted by several universities.
Interactive Learning Network
Blackboard was founded! A standardized platform for course management.
CourseNotes debuts at UT Austin.
WebCT - has over 6 million students in over 55 countries.
YouTube changes the scene by offering thousands of free lectures online for free.
ITunes U offers lectures for download.
Udacity began offering massive open online courses (MOOCS). Harvard and MIT followed wtih MOOC platform.
Nearly 1/3 of students have taken an online course in their undergraduate programs.