Transcending geographic, social and economic boundaries, online learning has truly transformed the education landscape. Imagine the world as your classroom, where you are part of an ongoing dialogue with diverse minds — 24/7. Whether the end-goal is an advanced degree or familiarity with the English language, education has evolved from traditional classroom-based learning and teaching to a learner-centric multi-channel model that harnesses the power of web and mobile technologies.
Online education enables learners across the globe to acquire new skills, enhance their capabilities and talents, and take advantage of quality learning or professional opportunities. More importantly, learners increasingly do so in the manner and the pace that they are comfortable with, which brings a new set of challenges — as well as opportunities.
Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL) is a nonprofit association that represents the interest of educational institutions, teachers, students, and organizations in promoting and improving online education globally. We strongly support the development and application of new concepts and technology geared towards online learning. We greatly encourage the development of policies and standards as well as to build and sustain partnerships.
We know the power of online education.