As we begin this semester with online instruction due to COVID-19, you might be interested to know that University of Detroit pioneered virtual classes as long ago as 1957.
To accommodate a shortage of teachers, the University began broadcasting college classes on Detroit Public Television. In the fall of 1957, the University was the first in the nation to offer a complete freshman curriculum on television.
Classes included English, History, Psychology, Spanish and Theology.
Learn more on the first “virtual” classes at the University and across the country from the Archives and Special Collections.