Publications & Resources

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Handbook of Distance Education

The Handbook addresses methods for recruiting, orienting, assessing and teaching ABE and ESOL students at a distance. Comprised of lessons learned from 13 member states, the Handbook also includes information on topics for administrative and support staff.

Working Papers

This series is comprised of research and policy papers on a variety of topics of interest to distance educators, administrators, and state and federal policy makers.

Research Reports

These reports reflect the results of research done with consortium members to address both state-specific and more global questions related to distance education.

Project IDEAL Update Newsletters

The Update is a short newsletter that is published semi-annually. Backdated copies of Project IDEAL Update are available for viewing and/or download.


Additional web and print-based resources for distance education.