Four score and seven years ago… was about 87 years ago, and also way before computers or cyber school existed.
Cyber School is a descendent of something called correspondence schools. In Correspondence schools teachers and students would communicate, and get work to one another through the mail. Along with the mail, they would also use two-way radio transmissions and per-recorded television broadcasts.
Correspondence schools have been around since the mid 1800s. They originated in Europe and the United States and quickly spread. In 1873, Anna Ticknow helped get women educated through a correspondence curriculum, and over 24 years helped 10,000 students. Even Cornell university set up a correspondence school in 1883, but it failed to take off.
The new type of school started to become more recognized after 1883, and began to be used by other colleges and people. Soon the 1900′s came around, and with it new technologies to help students of correspondence schools understand the curriculum using the radio or TV.
When computers became available in the 1970s they replaced the old methods of postal service and radio to create what we know today as cyber school. We can only imagine what the next step up from computers will be.
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