The Manifesto for Teaching Online is a prescient set of 21 short statements first written in 2011. This philosophy can be best summarized by the first point shown on the cover: "Online can be the privileged mode. Distance is a positive principle, not a deficit."
While this is written for college instructors, much of it applies to all who are teaching and learning online. Some of the statements are mind-bending such as "A routine of plagiarism detection structures-in distrust." as well as "Don't succumb to campus envy: we are the campus". In this time of distance learning, these insights can inspire, instruct and inform teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders on how to create and thrive in digital educational spaces. There are many gems such as "Online and offline there are many ways to get it right", "We have chosen spaces that students can actively build and playfully inhabit in new ways" and "The primary responsibility of education is to support students in the ability to think critically and independently."