Distance Education

Transforming Distance Education Online Course

2020

This course was designed for education providers and practitioners teaching adult basic academic skills, ESOL, and literacy at a distance and/or through blended learning; it provides strategies and resources that are essential for both setting up and implementing distance education or teaching with a blended approach.

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Remote ESOL Project

2021

This site includes information on promising remote adult ESOL practices and program models.

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Teaching Online: Communicating and Tracking Learner Progress

2020

Teaching Online: Communicating and Tracking Learner Progress presents a clear and comprehensive approach for instructors to transition from an in-person to online learning environment.

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Ready, Set, Go: Steps to Rapidly Start Distance Learning

2020

Ready, Set, Go: Steps to Rapidly Start Distance Learning provides guidance to adult educators on how to quickly set-up distance learning programs for their students.

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IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook

2018

This handbook is a practical guide that supports the delivery of quality distance education programming.

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New Models for Distance Classes in Adult Education

2015

This guide describes the classes of a number of distance education teachers who have adjusted their courses to incorporate college and career ready skills, enriching the online experience for students.

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An Instructional Media Selection Guide for Distance Learning- Implications for Blended Learning Featuring an Introduction to Virtual Words

2010

This report provides an overview that adult educators can use to select the most appropriate media for a variety of distance learning contexts. 

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Distance Learning in Adult Basic Education: A Review of the Literature

2011

The purpose of this literature review is to provide background information about distance learning (DL) in adult basic education (ABE), specifically, to identify program design and policy implications to inform the use of distance education (DE) for GED® students in rural Pennsylvania.

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Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning

2008

This resource reports on a study undertaken to investigate the levels of literacy and language proficiency needed for adult learners to undertake independent online learning.

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Getting Online: Distance Education Promising Practices for Canadian Literacy Practitioners

2008

This resource reports the findings from the Getting Online: Distance Education Promising Practices for Canadian Literacy Practitioners(the GO Project). 

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