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Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Brief History of Online Education

OnlineEducation writes, "The launch of the World Wide Web in 1991 forever changed the way we exchange information, ideas, and communicate with one another."

It has allowed people from all over the globe to connect with each other in ways that were never imagined. This new form of communication has had an enormous impact on the world of education. With the Internet serving as a new medium between educators and their students, new forms of online education began to surface.

The Early Days
Online education got its start in the corporate world. In the 1980s, companies started using computer-based programs to train new employees, but this practice was severely limited due to the technology of the time. It wasn't until the invention of the Internet that this practice began to grow in efficiency.
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