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Online learning: a strategy for social responsibility in educational access

Internet and Higher Education Volume 7, Number 4, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


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.


Stewart, B.L. (2004). Online learning: a strategy for social responsibility in educational access. Internet and Higher Education, 7(4), 299-310. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 28, 2020 from .

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