History of Distance Education

  • The earliest record of Distance Education came from Caleb Philipps in 1728, a teacher of the new method called Short Hand in which the lessons were mailed weekly. In the Modern aspect Sir Issac Pitman in the 1840s, taught a system of transcribed shorthand via postcards where the students returned the transcribes via mail again for correction. This element of student feedback was the crucial element of Pitman's system.

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