Celebrating 82 Years of the Internet

This morning I was looking at the website of a university that offers online programs.  In trying to support the value of online study, they offer this tidbit:

“In the book, The No Significant Difference Phenomenon, author Thomas L. Russell cites 355 research reports, papers and summaries dating back to 1928 that found no significant difference between online and in-class learning.”

Wow!  I was shocked to discover that people have been taking college courses through the Internet since the Roaring Twenties.  Whoever these online students were, they did a great job keeping their pioneering technology top secret for more than half a century.

You’d think that there wouldn’t even be any argument about the value of online degree programs since they’ve been going strong now for 82 years.

Published in: on August 6, 2010 at 9:51 am  Leave a Comment