Evolution of IT Solutions in Education

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    1960-
    1980
    • University of Illinois creates an
      Intranet for its students in 1960
    • Electronic University Network established
  • 1990
    • Classes moved online with emergence of the Internet (esp. CALCampus)
    • Accessible to few students and slow adoption
  • 2000
    • MIT begins to offer courses through OpenCourseWare
    • “DotComs” push learning into the web-based era
  • 2010
    • Students taking online classes jumps dramatically to 5.5 million (almost doubling from previous years)
  • 2020
    • COVID forces education to happen remotely
    • Remote learning becoming vital to education at all stages
  • 2030
    • Remote learning proliferates and perfected in private and public schools
    • Tech becomes core of educational success
  • 2040
    • Remote learning emerges triumphant
    • STEM-focused curriculum critical
    • Quantum & AIML accessible to solve deep compute tasks