E35 The History of Distance Learning (feat. Dr. Steve Yelon)

Our guest this episode is Dr. Steve Yelon, who has been teaching people how to teach since the 1960s. He speaks about the history of distance learning (all the way back to the 1920s!), his work with Sesame Street and the Secret Service, some early distance learning technologies that he utilized (overheads, audio tapes!), the importance of pedagogy regardless of the medium (“Lousy instruction in a new medium is still lousy instruction”), and 10 principles of teaching that every current instructor should know.

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