That's so cool. I'd like to think that it was Thomas Edison's comment that caused the founders of TESC to name their college after him, because of their focus on distance learning, and not just because he's one of New Jersey's famous minds.
I love finding out stuff like that. Just recently I found out, while studying for English Lit, that The Doors took their name from "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" by William Blake. “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is - infinite”.
But back to your article, I definitely think it's the internet that is allowing the shift to occur, simply because of the nature of it. It is so much easier to do a quick internet search for whatever audio/visual aides you desire, than to access them through other forms. (VHS, DVD, movie reels) Then you have to have the specialized equipment to play them on. I guess Thomas Edison underestimated bureaucracy, thinking it would "completely change" in 10 years.
Personal Finance - 448 Astronomy - 61 Civil War and Reconstruction - 68 History of Vietnam War - 68 Substance Abuse - 59 World Religions - 473 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union - 55 Environment and Humanity: Race to Save the Planet -61 Intro to Modern Middle East - 58
American Literature-73 American Government-62 U.S. History I - 64 U.S. History II -73 A&I Literature - 75 Western Civ I - 58 Western Civ II - 61 English Literature - 67 Humanities -76 Intro Sociology - 62 Social Sciences & History - 69
English Composition, Literature & Composition, Art Appreciation, General Psychology, Intro to Anthropology, Abnormal Psychology, Travel Agency Operations, Advanced Hospitality (7 credits), Intro Computer Software, Digital Photography, War and American Society, TESC Capstone
**Not official, but BA History at Thomas Edison State College!!!!!!*