Online Learning History

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Let's build up a complete history of key milestones in internet-based learning. Each event should be a heading that includes the date.

1960 - PLATO

PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) system developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The system remains in operation until the mid-1990s. Wikipedia background on PLATO.

1969 - Founding of the Internet

US DoD commissions ARPANET. Hobbes Timeline

1971 - Ivan Illich's Learning Webs

Ivan Illich describes a computer-based education network in his book Deschooling Society

1979 - USENET begins

US DoD commissions ARPANET. Hobbes Timeline


1994 (about) - Development of Nathan Bodington VLE begins

Development of Nathan Bodington VLE at Leeds University begins from the Bionet TLTP project [1]

1994 - Lotus Development Corporation acquires the Human Interest Group

The system evolves into the Lotus Learning Management System and Lotus Virtual Classroom, now owned by IBM.

1995 - Mallard web-based course management system developed at the University of Illinois

Mallard overview

1998 - WOLF / Learnwise

WOLF (Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework)[2] developed at Wolverhampton University's DELTA institute under the guidance of Steve Molyneux. This went on to be released commercially by Granada Learning as Learnwise [3]

1998 - Martin Dougiamas begins preliminary work on Moodle

This paper contains some early thoughts

August, 2002 - Moodle 1.0 is released

See Also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning CALI History in this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_learning#See_also