Getting Started

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Distance Learning

Getting Started

Minnesota distance learning support:

Follow these steps/best practices to launch distance learning (DL) programming:

  1. Review the Minnesota DL Policy. Download and read this: Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook.
  2. Understand basics of ABE DL service delivery, and begin to think about developing an implementation plan.
  3. Think about hiring staff - who will you need? What will they do?
  4. Set up a system for finding the right learners.
  5. Set up a system for student intake and orientation.
  6. Make sure you have a clear instructional system, including one or more DL platforms from the Approved Platforms list.
  7. Set up a system for assessing student progress, and for tracking attendance and proxy hours.
  8. Complete your implementation plan.