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cave painting of a hunt
cave painting of a hunt
At some point, around 20,000 years ago, humans realized the importance of communicating asynchronously, communicating with people they might never meet. This also asked visiting learners to control their own learning, to construct their own context — no one stood alongside these paintings offering interpretation.
Cave Painting of a hunt over 10,000 years ago
Cave Painting of a hunt over 10,000 years ago
Cave Paintings in Lascaux, France
The 1840s revolutionized communication and learning in the 1840s, when American public education was just forming. The telegraph, the steamship, the railroad, the penny newspaper (the result of machine made paper meeting the steam-powered rotary printing press) all allowed people to grab information and made connections not possible before.
1857 founding of Sheffield Football Club — “the world’s oldest football club”
1857 founding of Sheffield Football Club — “the world’s oldest football club”
Football Clubs in England were an early ‘surface relationship’ form of community bonding (also see early baseball in the New York area.
1833 front page — The New York Sun
1833 front page — The New York Sun
The New York Sun, an early penny newspaper (an 1833 front page), before this news was only available to the wealthy
Putting in posts for an early telegraph line
Putting in posts for an early telegraph line
Building a network
New technologies always require time to learn: Watch as Pacific Telephone explains how to use a dial telephone in 1927

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