With the large increase in online learning in recent years, more and more students are reaping its benefits as well as facing its challenges. In response, a group of scholars recently joined together to compose the “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” Here is an introduction from the authors:
On December 14, 2012, a group of 12 assembled in Palo Alto for a raucous discussion of online education. Hybrid Pedagogy contributors Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel gathered together with folks from a diverse array of disciplines and backgrounds, representing STEM fields, the humanities, schools of education, corporations, non-profits, ivies, community colleges, and small liberal arts colleges. Among us were adjuncts, CEOs, a graduate student, several digital humanists, and two outspoken educational technology journalists. As a group, we’d chaired online programs, designed MOOCs, dropped out of MOOCs, and the term “MOOC” was even coined in one of our living rooms. The goal of the summit was to open a broader conversation about online learning and the future of higher education.
The text version of the Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age is here: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Online_Learning_Bill_of_Rights.html
Below is an infographic that outlines the key points of the Online Learning Bill of Rights.