Saturday, October 25, 2014

Education Innovation: Online K-12 Schools & Universities

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 that you might want to check out -

Online Elementary & High Schools

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.
  • South Carolina Online Colleges - Listing of colleges and universities in South Carolina offering online programs.
  • University of Phoenix -The largest private university in North America today, with students studying at more than 200 locations across the U.S. and around 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 across the U.S.

'Open' Schools, Universities, Courses & Online Adult Education

  • Academic Earth - Providing the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools.
  • 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.
  • University of South Carolina - Offering online continuing education & adult education courses.

If you or your children have attended an online K-12 School or University, especially here in Summerton S.C., please share your experience with our readers. 


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