Going the Distance for Arkansas Students 


 The Arkansas Distance Learning Consortium is a coordinated state-wide effort to offer efficient, effective, and equitable distance learning courses to Arkansas public schools.


The Arkansas Media Network is a coordinated effort that provides compressed interactive video sessions, webinars and blended sessions of professional development.


 This site provides an online learning environment for Arkansas educators.


  


Digital Learning Provider Application

Distance Learning Online Provider Application – This application should be completed by any agency that plans to provide online course services to a public school district in Arkansas. Applications will be reviewed by committee and are due January 17, 2014 in order to be eligible to provider services to schools during the 2014-2015 academic year.  If approved, the provider will be added to the ADE-approved provider list and be eligible for partnering with a high school.


Digital Learning Pilot Notification

Act 1280 Pilot Program Notification – This online survey should be completed by a high school that plans to participate in a pilot program for the 2013-2014 school year.  This is not an application process.  This is simply a vehicle for the school to notify the ADE that the pilot is occurring for data and support purposes.


 Distance Learning Course Approval

A public school district or public charter school that offers a digital learning course through an approved digital learning provider shall ensure that each digital learning course offered at the public school district or public charter school has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.


It is not necessary for a public school district or public charter school to seek approval from the Arkansas Department of Education for courses that have curriculum framework provided by the Arkansas Department of Education or for courses that have previously been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education if the approval is still current. For courses not previously approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, a public school district or public charter school that offers a digital learning course through an approved digital learning provider shall obtain approval for the course from the Arkansas Department of Education prior to offering the course to students.  A public school district or public charter school may seek course approval by contacting the Curriculum an Instruction Unit of ADE  by clicking on the following link:

ADE Course Approval


 Arkansas on iTunes U is a digital learning initiative managed by the Arkansas Department of Education.


  

ArkansasIDEAS is Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools.