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

Has the decision been made to continue providing service to your students through distance learning? Is this something new and unexpected? You can find some guidance in Ready, Set, Go: Steps to Rapidly Start Distance Learning.

Setting up an effective distance education program usually takes a bit of planning, some pilot testing with selected groups of students, and ample professional development for teachers and staff who make it happen. You might be in a situation right now that makes this impossible. Our guidance to you is to do what you can, and quickly, so that you can support learners immediately. Then circle back to build on your early decisions and actions.

This step-by-step brief guide covers planning communication with learners, understanding the available technology resources, support and training needed for teachers and learners, and selecting and organizing learning content.

This is one of several resources offered on the EdTech Center @ World Education Adult Education Distance Learning Resource Site. There’s a lot to explore if you are embarking on distance learning.

For more resources, tips, and platforms, read ProLiteracy’s Continuing Instruction from a Distance.

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