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A Brief History of On Line Education

Discussion in 'US – Staffroom' started by DigitalDRZ, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. DigitalDRZ

    DigitalDRZ New commenter

    By 1981 persons with disabilities were the pioneers of computer mediated communication and K-12 education was not far behind. In 1985 Kidsnet was created and students began to communicate via email. I want to bring Tom Holloway of the UK, the founder of Chatback in 1980s.

    Chatback was a limited network within the UK until he moved to the Internet and ran unique projects ranging from what is your holiday dinner to a round the world race by steel hulled tall ships. Email from each of 10 ships daily. It was limited since the web had not been invented and film does not email very easily.

    Time Witnesses is a web site devoted first person accounts of World War II. Thirty years ago many were still alive from camp survivors to the firestorms in Germany. These people wrote to the children in the Memories project and could ask questions.

    Last I heard Tom Holloway was living in India, but his ideas are a template for us all.


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