In a world where technology allows constant connection with people thousands of miles away, it’s easy to forget that such effortless communication was once unavailable to us. Despite the technological challenges of the day, the School of Information Sciences found a way to be the first school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to establish a distance education program in the 1980s. It just didn’t look anything like it does today.
Distance education in its first iteration actually meant flying professors to another location and teaching students there – for SIS, this location was Memphis. SIS no longer has any … Read more “Into Our Archives: The Evolution of SIS Distance Education”