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"With the growing popularity in e-learning, it occurred to me that the e should mean more than electronic. If we are going to call it e-learning, shouldn't it be effective, efficient, and engaging?" ― M David Merrill, First Principles of Instruction

Welcome to the VALRC Distance Education hub. Here is where you'll find the list of approved curriculum, the curriculum submission form, publisher contact info, and more!

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Distance Education Curriculum Submission Form
This is the form through which Regional Program Managers can submit curricula to the Distance Education Curriculum Review Panel. Please fill out this form as completely as possible and send an email to when your submission is complete.

Approved Curriculum
This current (March 2020) list of approved distance education curricula is made public by the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

Assessment Policy
The state policy for Distance Education provides requirements for counting students as distance learners, reporting, and more.

Distance Education Introduction Video
In this video we defined a common language of definitions and terms based on information provided in the IDEAL Consortium handbook.

Distance Education Webinar Series
Setting the Stage for Successful Distance and Blended Learning Programs - Webinar 1 - Recorded on October 17, 2019
Setting the Stage for Successful Distance and Blended Learning Programs - Webinar 2 - Recorded on November 7, 2019

Distance Education Instructional Mentoring Guidelines
Being a mentor can be both challenging and rewarding. The following guidelines give mentors a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

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