Online Schools

One of the waves of innovation sweeping across the country and around the world is the emergence of online education institutions. According to Time magazine, as of 2013 "only 23% of leaders in academia say online learning is inferior to face-to-face learning."  The following are links to selected online high school and university web sites -

Online Elementary & High Schools

  • Best Online HighSchools - A web site dedicated to providing information and guidance about the rising number of accredited online high schools.
  • Citizen's High School - An accredited online independent study high school providing an education program leading to a high school diploma.
  • National High School - A regionally accredited private high school offering an online education program leading to a high school diploma. 
  • International Virtual Learning Academy - A year-round, grades 3-12 diploma-granting online private school.

Online Colleges & Universities
  • Accredited Online Colleges - A web-based directory for finding the accredited online college that best meets your needs.
  • Guide to Online Colleges & Universities - A web site providing information on the rising number of accredited online higher education programs.
  • American Public University System - A leader in distance education, this accredited online university offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
  • DeVry University - An accredited university having more than 90 locations, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs, many of them online.
  • University of Phoenix -The largest private university in North America today, with students studying at more than 200 locations, as well as through online programs accessible from almost anywhere in the world.
  • Western Governor's University - Founded by the Governor's of 19 U.S. states, it currently provides online, competency-based degree programs to more than 30,000 students from all 50 states.
'Open' Schools, Universities, & Courses
  • Academic Earth - Providing the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools. 
  • edX - Offering online courses from some of the best universities in the world.
  • Udacity -Offering free online college courses leading to certification in key professions or subject areas.
  • Khan Academy - An online school providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
  • Open Education Database - Source for free, online courses offered by various universities and education organizations.
* Also check out The Open UniversityOpen University Malaysia, Open University Israel, Open University Hong Kong, Open University Sri Lanka, African Virtual University, etc.

Liberal Arts Education

In a Google and Wikipedia world with a high degree of access to facts and information, there will be a premium on a liberal arts education that helps students learn which facts are worth knowing, what they can rely on, and how to interpret these facts.   – President, Bowdoin College, 2011

YouTube Online K-12 Schools

MOOC = Massive Open Online Courses

YouTube APUS Online University

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