If you wish to learn more about the history of distance learning and how online degrees first appeared, we recommend you to read the books included in the following bibliography listing.The Internet is becoming the medium of choice for educators, since it provides all the elements vital for distance learning:
BATEY, Anne. (1986) Distance Education: An Overview. Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Technology Program. Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Washington, DC, USA.
BUCKLAND, Micheal and Charles M., DYE. (1991). The Development of Electronic Distance Education Delivery Systems in the United States. Recurring and Emerging Themes in History and Philosophy of Education, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, USA.
DANIEL, S. John. (1995) The Mega Universities and the Knowledge Media: Implications of new technologies for large distance teaching universities, MA thesis in department of Education at Concordia University, Montreal, Qubeec, Canada.
DAHLLOF, Urban. (1988) "Continuing Education New needs and Challenges For Distance Education Studies", Developing Distance Education, (Edited by David Sewart and John S. Daniel), International Council for Distance Education, Oslo, Norway.
DANIEL, S. Jonh. The Mega Universities and the Knowledge Media:Technology Strategies for Higher Education, Kogan Page, 1996, United Kingdom.
DEAN, Lauren. (1994) "Telecomputer Communication: The Model for Effective Distance Learning", ED Journal, V: 8, Number: 12, USA.
DEMIRAY, Ugur. (1990). A Review of the Literature on the Open Education Faculty (1982-1992) An expanded 2nd edition, Anadolu University Publications, No: 768/390, Eskisehir, Turkey.
DEMIRAY, Ugur. (1997) A Review of The Literature on the Open Education Faculty (1982-1997) An expanded and revised third edition, Anadolu University Publications No: 1015/558, 1997, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Feasibility Analysis of Nation-wide Distance Education Alternatives, Final Report, (1997) (Project Director: Murat Askar), December Tubitak, (Unpublished Report) Ankara, Turkey.
GLATTER, R. and E. G. WEDELL. (1971) Study by Correspondence, Longman,United Kingdom.
GRANT, A.E. (1994). Communication Technology Update, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, USA.
HOLMBERG, Borje. (1982). Recent research into Distance Education, FernUniversitat, Hagen West Germany.
HOLMBERG, Borje. (1990). Perspectives of research on Distance Education. 2nd update and Expanded edition, FernUniversitat, Hagen West Germany.
IVANOVIC, Greta. (1995). "Iowa Communications Network Enhanching Education in Iowa". ED Journal, V: 9, Number: 5, p. 6, USA.
KENWORTHY, Brain. (1991) "Old Technology, New Solutions: The Potential of Educational Radio for Development in Mogolia". ED Journal, V: 9, Number: 1, USA.