The History Of Online Education

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Up until the late 1980s if you wanted to get a college education you had to sign up and attend a physical college, but as the Internet started to evolve almost every branch of our society was starting to get online and last but not least of these was the online education. In early 1990s various companies started to train their employees online and this caught the attention of one particular university which was called Cal campus. Cal campus in 1994 officially became the first online campus that started to offer a complete online education. Now, this was a very new concept that was revolutionary in the world of education and they were many hindrances that stopped it from initially becoming popular. One problem was that the software for these online college courses that Cal campus offered at this time was very primitive and slow so the technology was not at the point where it was as advanced as the concept, but as the technology advanced during the late 1990s many accredited universities and colleges started to take a more serious look at online-based learning.

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According to a survey that was taken between the years 2000 and 2006 six over 3,600,000 students were taking at least one online course of study and by this time it had become such a popular idea with students that there was no looking back. Online educational courses were here to stay and had a growth rate that wasn’t going to slow down anytime soon. I still remember my first online college course, where I studied writing my first essay examples by Edusson. Then I took and this was back in the early 2000’s and I remember taking it from San Diego State University. This wasn’t online college course on online marketing and it covered the various aspects of marketing products online from search engine optimization and content writing. It was so fun to take that I ended up getting up looking into other online educational courses. When you are taken in the online educational course there are many differences between them and actual courses in the classroom. One difference is that you can take a break at any point in the class. This was very convenient for people that had varying work schedules. For instance, I worked in our family restaurant for many years and because many times our employees called in sick I could go in and fill in their place while also coming home to finish up the day on my online educational course.


As for the future, I think online educational courses will be more technologically advanced than they are now, and I look forward to the days when they start to use holographic images as teachers that would almost appear that they are right next to you teaching you the courses that you signed up for. This concept will make a dramatic change in the way universities operate their businesses and their course structures.