By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the fall of 1989, the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group in the Los Alamos Nation Laboratory held a distance learning conference at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M.
At the time, the two dominant terms were distance education and distance training. Distance education was the dominant terminology used by the formal education system, led by the University of Wisconsin.
In contrast, distance training seemed primarily the purview of government instructional bodies, particularly the military, plus motivated private companies.
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