The first distance education course

The first distance education course in the modern sense was provided by Sir Isaac Pitman in the 1840s, who taught a system of shorthand by mailing texts transcribed into shorthand on postcards and receiving transcriptions from his students in return for correction - the element of student feedback was a crucial innovation of Pitman’s system. This scheme was made possible by the introduction of uniform postage rates across England from 1840.

Everything and nothing changes. Feedback for students is still the key to education, and innovations in our infrastructure are still what make it scalable.

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