History of Correspondence Instruction

History of Correspondence Instruction

Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch147
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Abstract

In a general sense, the origin of computer-based learning methods as they have developed internationally derived from correspondence instruction. In the United States, certain problems drove the development of alternative forms of higher education such as correspondence instruction at the end of the 19th century, including geographical separation from sources of higher education, demands of work and military service, lack of access for women, minorities, and the handicapped, religious convictions, and limitations of the curriculum.

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