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Gomez, et al. (2016) write, “Culture greatly influences social behavior, communication, cognitive processes, and pedagogical technologies. All of these elements are key components in the online learning discipline. Hence, the design of online programs requires cautious study of how people learn, what people learn and what people perceive as important to learn, depending on their culture. Understanding the set of cultural and learning/teaching features will help the educational community to provide better quality yet also culturally sensitive instruction.”


Because online/distance learning is increasing in use across the country for K-12 schools and in higher education, the considerations for educators and learners are complex. Based on your experiences as an online student and your professional teaching experiences, what do you believe are the most critical factors for success in online/distance learning? What do you think the future holds for online education?