The terms online learning, online teaching, online education, online instruction, and online courses are used interchangeably throughout the article. Developing an online learning plan or a continuity of learning plan An online learning plan covers the teaching strategies, communication rules, devices, solutions, and policies supporting online or blended learning in the school community. 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Introduction As the popularity of the Internet grows, so does the potential for online learning. <> For purposes of this study, online education is operationally defined as a format used in learning when learners do not need to be in bricks-and-mortar classrooms. QʡVW��x�p4E6eݑ�$Є?Na"d(�.D67��= �`ٟ阞�`8�N�c�8d�QC��]�դ#�: t���eӉ� �í��y�10Ā�B���4� Online Education Education is an important part of people's lives; it will either make them or break them in the future depending on the careers they choose. online education courses can be found in a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, which revealed that more than 54,000 online education courses were be ing offered in 1998, with over 1.6 million student’s enrolled (cited in Lewis, et al., 1999). The term of online was not very appealing in 1970s and 1080s just like an airplane in the beginning of the 20 th century. The National Center for Education Statistics (2008) estimated that the number of K-12 public school students enrolling in a technology-based distance Okay, the technology is relatively new. Of the 18.2 million students enrolled in higher education in the fall of 2007, 3.9 million (21.4%) were enrolled in at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2008; United States Department of Education, 2013). 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Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. For starters, more and more institutions of higher learning have introduced or reinforced their online education platforms, the main considerations being cost reduction for students and recruitment expansion in face of rising competition. Ultimately, effective online education requires an investment in an ecosystem of learner supports, which take time to identify and build. Distance learning was born, and today’s online courses are modern versions of h�b```b````2��@(� Regardless of these concerns, online education has made great strides in recent years. “Online education is electronically supported learning that relies on the Internet for teacher/student interaction and the distribution of class materials.” From this simple definition comes an almost infinite number of ways to teach and learn outside of traditional classrooms and away from college campuses. ONLINE EDUCATION IN 2019 2 The Online Education Landscape Based on the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education, there were more than 3.1 million students enrolled in fully online education as of Fall 2017 (the most recent data available) — and this represented 15% of all students enrolled in U.S. colleges