Distance Learning (DL)
Distance Learning (DL) is a type of educational process where the majority
of the learning takes place with the teacher and student at different locations.
In distance learning, teaching and learning are not conducted in a traditional
classroom setting. Instruction must be individually prescribed to appropriate
students and be educationally sound with anticipation of educational gain
and goal attainment. Teachers must be certified in Adult Education or hold
certification in any K-12 classroom teaching title.
- Academic Curriculum
- Non-Academic Curriculum
- Online Media Connection - Free Study Materials to prepare to take the GED® test and
improve your English Language skills
- Online Media Connection Flyer ( 118 KB)
- Technology & Distance Learning News
- Distance Learning Manual - The Program Manager and Instructor Guide 2013( 1.01 MB)
- Procedure to Begin and Evaluate Pilot Distance Learning Programs ( 57.1 KB)
*Pilot Programs - Both academic and nonacademic resources other then those cited in the academic and non academic sections of this website or in the Program Manager and Instructor Guide for Distance Learning must be offered in a pilot approved in writing by SED. Pilot programs may run for a maximum of three years and must be evaluated for continuation on a yearly basis.
- The National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Adult Education Portal and Learning Management System
e-Literacy New York - e-Literacy New York Learning Management System is being transferred to a new and improved Moodle electronic platform. It is still in the development stage but we will announce the roll out as soon as it is ready. It houses several Adult Education programs. Students must receive training where they will be given a password before they can access this site. Contact your local RAEN Director to set up training. Academic curricula include: Crossroads Cafe, SMART (Skills to Make Adults Ready to Succeed), GED® Connection videos and a link to Literacy Link. Click the academic curriculum link above for more information. Non-academic curricula include Lifelines, Workplace Essential Skills, Madison Heights and the life management skills component of SMART. Click on the non-academic curriculum link. ( 43.5KB)
The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network has developed self assessments to assist teachers with the integration of technology into the classroom (TISA) and for teachers to self assess whether they will be a good distance learning teacher. (The Instructional Technology survey is included in TISA survey in topic headings 16-26).
- LINCS (Literacy Information and Communications System) Resource Collections/Workforce Competitiveness/Technology and Distance Learning
- Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) - Computer Literacy Lessons
- Project IDEAL Research -
- Engage New York - P-12 lesson plans using Common Core Standards
- Regents Statewide Learning Technology Plan: PDF (147 KB) | Word (168 KB)
- NYSED P-12 Educational Design and Technology
- Employability Skills Framework - Office of Vocational and Adult Education(OVAE), U.S. Department of Education - prepare learners for both the workforce and postsecondary education
- Teachers Domain - video resources
- PBS Learning Media - video resources