Online Learning: A 21st Century Approach to Education

  • John WatsonEmail author
  • L. Kay Johnson
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 13)


While many educators are struggling with how to deliver a 21st century education to students, a small but growing cadre of schools is using the Internet to bring high-quality, teacher-led online courses to students across the United States. These online courses and schools bring educational opportunities and outcomes by providing options that are not available to all students, particularly students in rural and inner-city areas. Courses range from fully online, with the student and teacher geographically separate, to blended courses that combine distance and face-to-face learning. While the number of students taking online or blended courses is still small—in the range of 1–2%—it is rapidly growing, and online learning has the potential to transform education in the United States.


School District Online Learning Learning Management System Charter School Online Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Evergreen Education GroupEvergreenUSA
  2. 2.Zebo Media GroupSarasotaUSA

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