What Is Distance Education? - Definition & History


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How were the first correspondence courses delivered?

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1. The earliest modern form of distance education can be traced to _____.

2. Which were two of the first online colleges to become accredited?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What's a technological advancement that helped to transition learning to the digital age? This quiz and worksheet will check your ability to answer this question and test you on other aspects of distance education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • How the first correspondence courses were delivered
  • The earliest modern form of distance education
  • Two of the first online colleges to become accredited
  • The transition of distance education to the digital age
  • The definition of 'distance education'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first online colleges
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the earliest modern form of distance education
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on distance education

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled What is Distance Education? - Definition & History. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • An overview of correspondence courses
  • Online colleges in the internet age of distance education
  • How students benefit