Friday, March 27, 2020
Return of the Straight Lecture?
Here is another:
or direct to:
Sunrise Semester is an American educational television series that aired on WCBS-TV from September 1957 to October 1982 and was at first syndicated by CBS Television Film Sales. It was produced in conjunction with the College of Arts and Science at New York University (when the program started, the Washington Square and University College of Arts and Science). During June, July and August, the program was known as Summer Semester. It was one of the first examples of distance learning, telecourses, or MOOCs. Lecturers presented NYU credit courses in studio on a wide range of academic subjects, and these broadcast courses were offered for credit to anyone who paid the course fees. The program earned five Emmy Awards during its lifetime. The program was so named because it was broadcast in the early morning, in New York at 6:30 a.m.
Full article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise_Semester
Seven years ago, a post on this blog related to online education noted that there were radio college course lectures as early as the 1920s: