The purpose of this article is to provide background information related to the development of the 2014 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Workshop titled “The Future of Teaching and Learning in an Online World”. A brief description of online education is provided, along with a synopsis of the advantages and challenges confronting instructors and administrators in institutions of higher education who are increasingly implementing this form of instruction. An overview of the articles included in this special issue is also provided.
Graber is with the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko is a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.