Distance Education Resources

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, yet NCPSA would like our members to have a beginning point to find online resources related to distance education.


Copyright Issues

 -  A Brief Intro to Copyright

 - Ten Big Myths About Copyright Explained

 - Copyright for Teachers and Pastors (mini-course provided by Adventist Learning Community)

Distance Education Tutorials

 - Distance Education at a Glance

 - A Teacher's Guide to Distance Learning


Digital Citizenship

 - Creating a Positive Digital Footprint (mini-course provided by Adventist Learning Community)

 - K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum (Common Sense Education)


English Language Proficiency Testing

 - English Language Test for International Students (ELTiS) 

 - International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)


Evaluation of online Courses/Programs

 - Rubric for Online Instruction

 - Quality Matters (QM), a national program for quality online education

         - K-12 Secondary Rubric

         - K-12 Publisher Rubric

Honesty Online

 - Curbing Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses

 - Honesty in Online Education

 - Tips for Handling Technology Enhanced Cheating

Online Curriculum

NCPSA Associations accredit schools, not programs or curriculum.  The Best Practices document (2d) is designed to guide associations’ delivery of quality distance education through their schools.

2d. Although important elements of a program may be supplied by consortia partners or outsourced to other organizations, including contractors who may or may not be accredited, the responsibility for performance remains with the school awarding the degree or certificate. It is the school in which the student is enrolled, not its suppliers or partners, that has a contract with the student. Therefore, the criteria for selecting consortia partners and contractors, and the means to monitor and evaluate their work, are important aspects of the program plan. In considering consortia agreements, attention is given to issues such as assuring that enhancing service to students is a primary consideration and that incentives do not compromise the integrity of the school or its educational program. Consideration is also given to the effect of administrative arrangements and cost-sharing on a school’s decision-making regarding curriculum.

Online students

 - Guide to eLearning

 - What Makes a Successful Online Student

 - What Makes a Successful Online Learner

 - Self-Evaluation for Potential Online Students

 - Online Learning [readiness] Quiz (SJVC)


Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons -

  - YouTube Videos for Instructors - http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan

Validity of Online Learning

 - Ten Ways Online Education Matches, or Surpasses, Face-to-Face Learning

 - Perceptions of Distance of Learning: A Comparison of Online and Traditional Learning