Happy National Distance Learning Week!

In August of 1981, the first personal computer was invented.

Selling for a whopping $1,565 (today’s price would be more than $7,000), it hardly had any of the high tech specifications that basic computers come with today.

It had an 11 ½ inch monitor (definitely not a touch-screen), a floppy disk drive (most people under the age of 25 have no idea what that even is), and offered a black and white screen. Now, imagine your students and children using this PC for homework. The World Wide Web doesn’t even show up until 1991, so they are very limited in what they can use the computer for.

Now, fast forward to November 2016.

We are in the middle of celebrating National Distance Learning Week – a week that promotes and celebrates the incredible growth and success of distance learning. During this week, we applaud the accomplishments achieved by Kindergarten-12, higher education, and corporate online learning leaders. Thanks to computers, educators have been able to expand their teaching methods and their educational successes.

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