In case you were wondering what it was really like to be a part of the 1988-2003 distance education project, here’s short video collage courtesy of my colleague Frank Shapleigh.
Incidentally, the last class in the video was the very last one taught using that Legacy System. Quite fitting–George Wright taught the first class in 1998 and the last one in 2003. Edwina–the second last teacher, came on board the same year that I did (1992) and still teaches by distance education using our new method. …two very dear friends and colleagues :>)
As you will see (later on in part 7), in 2000 we began piloting a new Internet-based model which we fully implemented in 2002. The students who started on the legacy model in 2000 stayed with it, so for a short while the two systems ran in tandem.