The Challenges of Online Learning

Developing an online learning program brings with it all the excitement education has to offer. However, there are many challenges to starting and maintaining a program. Being aware of and anticipating those challenges will help you create and maintain a high-quality, successful online learning program.

The biggest challenges tend to fall into the following five areas of program development:

  • Leasing, purchasing or creating online courses
  • Recruiting, hiring, and managing teachers
  • Developing proper student support systems
  • Managing technology
  • Evaluating programs to determine if they are successful.5

This excerpt from A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning provides details on some of the challenges you may face as you develop your online learning program.6

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