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Tech Tips Blog to Highlight Distance Education & Blended Learning

The EdTech Center @ World Education hosts the Tech Tips blog, which focuses on technology in adult education. This April and May, the blog will be highlighting distance and blended education with a series of three modules (posts) based on chapters from the IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook. These modules are open to anyone who wants to help leverage educational technology to strengthen program development, staff team building, student instruction and support, and outcomes:

  • Module 1, A Strong Foundation: Setting the Stage and Administrative Issues will review models for distance learning, how distance learning meets learners’ needs, and important information for administrators including hiring, planning, and data reporting.

  • Module 2, Opening Your Doors: Recruitment, Screening, and Orientation will help educators consider which learners are promising candidates for their programs and how to find them. The module describes ways to check whether adults have the skills and resources necessary for distance learning and how to onboard students so they are set up for success.

  • Module 3, In the Class: Instruction and Assessment will explain how to use types of assessment to know how your students are doing and what they have achieved as well as options for staying in communication with learners.

Be on the lookout for more news as the modules go live this spring, and be sure to also check out the other resources on the Tech Tips blog!