Evolution of Online Courses

Posted by writer on July 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm.

The launching of the World Wide Web back in 1991 changed the way information are exchanged, communication and ideas. The internet had a great impact on the world of education. New forms of online education started to appear. The earliest kind of online education was not as effective as today. Course materials are accessible through the internet and students could find lectures and lessons prepared by instructors.

From the middle of the 90s to the early 200s, internet technology grew fast. Online courses have become more efficient and more accessible. Using webcams, instructors can record lessons and upload them while students can watch these videos online. Another development this time was the use of both internal and external microphones, allowing students to communicate with their teachers online.

These days, there are so many kinds of online education courses for different learning levels and styles. Some courses are thoroughly online while others combine both in-class work and online learning. Online education is available for college, adult learners and even Kinder to Grade 12 students. Online education is predicted to continue growing as more universities, colleges and public schools continue utilizing this technology. Online courses are great for people with full time jobs but have the desire to earn a degree.

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