During the early years on the use of technology I presented this paper at the 2001 Telematica conference in St Petersburg, Russia.
It dealt with the online teaching methodologies used to teach project management to engineering students using online technology. Most of the technology at the time were static html and client installations required on their own desktops. That meant lecturers had to set up and prepare before the time and hand a CD to students to install on thier own PC. Communication used email accounts – not really any synchronous activity here. Most of the problems experienced were around connectivity.