A brief history of elearning (infographic)

teaching-machineThe term “elearning” has only been in existence since 1999, when the word was first utilized at a CBT systems seminar. Other words also began to spring up in search of an accurate description such as “online learning” and “virtual learning”. However, the principles behind elearning have been well documented throughout history, and there is even evidence which suggests that early forms of elearning existed as far back as the 19th century.

An elearning timeline

Long before the internet was launched, distance courses were being offered to provide students with education on particular subjects or skills. In the 1840′s Isaac Pitman taught his pupils shorthand via correspondence. This form of symbolic writing was designed to improve writing speed and was popular amongst secretaries, journalists, and other individuals who did a great deal of note taking or writing. Pitman, who was a qualified teacher, was sent completed assignments by his students via the mail system and he would then send them more work to be finished.

In 1924, the first testing machine was invented. This device allowed students to tests themselves. Then, in 1954, BF Skinner, a Harvard Professor, invented the “teaching machine”, which enabled schools to administer programmed instruction to their students. It wasn’t until 1960 however that the first computer based training program was introduced to the world.

This computer based training program (or CBT program) was known as PLATO-Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations. It was originally designed for students attending the University of Illinois, but ended up being used in schools throughout the area.

Online learning today

With the introduction of the computer and internet in the late 20th century, elearning tools and delivery methods expanded. The first MAC in the 1980′s enabled individuals to have computers in their homes, making it easier for them to learn about particular subjects and develop certain skill sets. Then, in the following decade, virtual learning environments began to truly thrive, with people gaining access to a wealth of online information and elearning opportunities.

In the 2000′s, businesses began using elearning to train their employees. New and experienced workers alike now had the opportunity to improve upon their industry knowledge base and expand their skill sets. At home individuals were granted access to programs that offered them the ability to earn online degrees and enrich their lives through expanded knowledge. Today, elearning is more popular than ever, with countless individuals realizing the benefits that online learning can offer.

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From: New Haven Kia Via: Frugal Dad

“No puedo comprender lo que sería una libertad que me fuera dada por un ser superior. He perdido el sentido de la jerarquía. No puedo tener la libertad sino el concepto de prisionero o del individuo moderno en el seno del Estado. La única que conozco es la libertad de espíritu y de acción. Esta privación de esperanza y de porvenir significa un acrecentamiento en la disponibilidad del hombre”

Albert Camus 


Hoy comenzamos una nueva serie que unirá infografía a "disrupción"  .. y aunque no tol monte es orégano, y hasta el rabo to es toro ... apuntaremos algunas cosillas para preguntarnos What is the BIG disruption? ... cuanto de adorno e impostación hay en algunas pretendidas "rupturas"?  .. y a la vez en algunas vueltas al pasado que pretenden desde el nuevo gobierno del Estado Español ?

Decía Illich en "La sociedad desescolarizada" ...

"En efecto, unos campos de concentración preventivos para predelincuentes sería un adelanto lógico respecto del sistema escolar. El que todos tengan iguales oportunidades de educarse es una meta deseable y factible, pero identificar con ello la escolaridad obligatoria es confundir la salvación con la iglesia. La escuela ha llegado a ser la religión del proletariado modernizado, y hace promesas huecas a los pobres de la era tecnología. La nación-estado la ha adoptado, reclutando a todos los ciudadanos dentro de un currículum graduado que conduce a diplomas consecutivos no desemejantes a los rituales de iniciación y promociones hieráticas de antaño. El Estado moderno se ha arrogado el deber de hacer cumplir el juicio de sus educadores mediante vigilantes bien intencionados y cualificaciones exigidas para conseguir trabajos, de modo muy semejante al seguido por los reyes españoles que hicieron cumplir los juicios de sus teólogos mediante los conquistadores y la Inquisición.
Hace dos siglos los Estados Unidos dieron al mundo la pauta en un movimiento para privar de apoyo oficial el monopolio de una sola iglesia. Ahora necesitamos la separación constitucional respecto del monopolio de la escuela quitando de esa manera el apoyo oficial a un sistema que conjuga legalmente el prejuicio con la discriminación. El primer artículo de una Declaración de los Derechos del Hombre apropiada para una sociedad moderna, humanista, concordaría con la Enmienda Primera de la Constitución de los EU: "El Estado no dictará ley alguna respecto del establecimiento de la educación." No habrá ningún ritual obligatorio para todos."

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