Remote learning might seem like a new concept, but it is a daily reality for students who attend the School of the Air, a form of distance learning created in 1951 for students who lived in remote areas of Australia. Prior to the School of the Air, students also learnt through post correspondence, in which their lessons arrived in the mail and assignments were posted to their teachers.
Students completing schoolwork by correspondence (letter) while sitting outside at their family farm, 1946.
This student is speaking with her School of the Air teacher using a radio.
Students at School of the Air (Alice Springs) logging in for their classes, 2021.