Period of time


Pre 1983-Era of Instructor-led Training

This was the dominant teaching tool before computers became widely available, and when interactions between the instructor and students took place in the classrooms.


Windows 3.1, Macintosh and CD ROMs were the main technology developments during this period. However, classroom interactions and dynamic presentations were lacking in this medium.



The arrival of e-mail, media players and streaming audio/video began to change the face of multimedia mediums. Students were able to access lecture notes or materials from the web at any time and at any location.

2001 and beyond-Next-generation Web

Advanced website design, rich streaming media (real audio/video) and high bandwidth

(faster data flow) will revolutionize the way in which education will be delivered. Instructor-led, interactive modes can now happen via the web, reaching far more students than before.