ERIC Number: EJ803726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Online Learning: A Strategy for Social Responsibility in Educational Access
Stewart, Barbara L.
Internet and Higher Education, v7 n4 p299-310 2004
Socially responsible educational development issues include examination of whether students in diverse situations have access to educational programs. Within a global society that supports equal opportunities for individuals, issues of access to educational content have merit at both individual and societal levels. A framework for thinking about social responsibility in educational access three primary areas is examined. These include (a) meeting the needs of underserved populations, (b) preparing for and capitalizing on diversity, and (c) using access to build society. Online learning offers one viable strategy for social responsibility by providing significant benefits in the areas of educational access for underserved populations, exposure to and experience with diversity, and building social communities through shared electronic communication.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Distance Education, Online Courses, Social Responsibility, Access to Education, Student Diversity, Educational Technology, Internet, Educational Principles, Social Values
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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