IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook, 7th Edition

This handbook is a practical guide that supports the start-up, scale-up, and delivery of quality distance education programming.

Jen Vanek
Destiny Simpson
Jeffrey Goumas
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
EdTech Center @ World Education
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, Pennsylvania
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Informational Material
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What the experts say

The 7th Edition of the IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook provides guidance on setting up distance and blended learning in adult education programs. The organization of the Handbook chapters reflects important programmatic considerations, including: recruitment, screening, orientation, instruction, and assessment. The guidance provided and reflection required in each chapter support the development of practical plans for distance and blended education implementation. The end goal for readers of the Handbook is crafting a distance or blended education program planning document. This 7th edition has been published in a new, flexible delivery format ( This edition incorporates lessons learned from innovations developed in response to COVID-19 school closures.

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