Distance Education


Jeff Wales
(775) 687-7288

Distance Education

The term “Distance Education”, often used interchangeably with “Virtual education”, is defined as instruction during which students and teachers are separated by time and/or location and interact via computers and/or telecommunications technologies. Virtual education ranges from straightforward coursework presented online for students to view at their own pace; to interactive, real-time instruction between teachers and students over an electronic medium unconstrained by geographic or temporal boundaries. When properly employed by skilled instructors, technology can make many learning opportunities available to any student, at any location, and at any time.  [Read More...]

The Department of Education regulates the approval of distance education courses and programs according to NRS 388 and NAC 388.

    Distance Education Approved Program Provider List

    School districts and charter schools must be approved to provide distance education.

    Distance Education Requirements for Programs and Courses

    Program Application & Guidelines

    For information or assistance please contact:
    Jeff Wales at jwales@doe.nv.gov or (775) 687-7288.

    Course Application & Guidelines

    For information or assistance please contact:
    Kim Vidoni at kvidoni@doe.nv.gov or (775) 687-9131.

    Approved Course Provider List