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Timeline of major milestones in the growth and life of distance education.
Created by Mako85
on Jan 18, 2011
Last updated: 01/18/11 at 05:50 PM
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China TV University System is established-enrollment 530,000.
Open University begins in the United Kingdom.
Charles Wedemeyer establishes the Articulated Instructional Media, applying principles of manufacturing to distance education for adults.
UK Commission is formed to expand education to adults leading to the University of the Air(Open University).
State University of Iowa(Iowa State University) becomes first university to broadcast educational programs.
Martha Van Rensselaer is appointed full professor at Cornell, one of the first women to achieve this status, due to her role in distance education.
Three credit hour courses are offered for rural women in New York State. Within 5 years, 20,000 women are enrolled
Martha Van Rensselaer joins Cornell faculty.
University of Chicago establishes Extension Department to allow correspondence instruction.
Chatauqua Correspondence College established.