1999 In Memoriam
Charles A. Wedemeyer
As a naval officer in World War II, he first began thinking about using communication technologies in adult education to train hundreds of thousands of sailors around the world. Later, as Director of UW’s Correspondence Study Program, he not only brought UW to a preeminent position among correspondence divisions he inspired a movement that broke the mold of adult and higher education and helped fashioned a whole new prototype. Today, many scholars acknowledge that the teaching of distance education started with Dr. Wedemeyer.