This great infographic on the origins of online education and its development was sent to us from our friends at cheaponlinedegrees.org. It starts with a timeline: from the first computer-assisted instruction system, PLATO, which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960, to the European consortium beginning to offer free online courses (MOOCs) in 2013. For more on the history of elearning read this post.
On Sept. 25, 2013 the European Commission launched an open education resource website http://openeducationeuropa.eu/ – this infographic goes on to list institutions affiliated with openeducationeuropa, foreign universities offering online coursework, and ends with top rated world universities with global reputations. Check it out:
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