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These Web sites offer distance learning resources for both adult educators and adult learners.

Cyberstep
Cyberstep is a partnership of four literacy service innovators addressing the challenge of creating and distributing multimedia learning materials for the hardest-to-serve ABE and ESL adult learners.
Distance Education Clearinghouse
This Web site provides a wide range of information about distance education and related resources. This comprehensive and widely recognized site brings together distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources.
Distance Learning Instructional Resources
It is virtually impossible to stay current with the wide array of multi–media instructional resources available in adult basic education. Increasingly adult educators turn to the Internet to find these resources and to search for instructional modules and course length materials. This section identifies basic resources and lists of resources available to adult educators.
ESL Resources for Students
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) has an extensive list of ESL resources for students and teachers.
Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Program
With approval from California Department of Education, adult education programs can use up to five percent (5%) of their block entitlement for innovative techniques and nontraditional instructional methods with new technologies. You can now apply online for this program (formerly called the 5% Program) and review program requirements.
Literacy Assistance Center
Founded in 1983, the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides essential referral, training, information and technical assistance services to hundreds of adult and youth literacy programs in New York. Our mission is to support and promote the expansion of quality literacy services in New York.
Nuts & Bolts
Animated tutorial covers distance learning basics, distance learners, popular approaches and how to start a program.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
OTAN is a state-funded project that provides electronic collaboration, access to information, and technical assistance for literacy and adult education providers.
Technology and Distance Learning Symposia Handouts
Many slides and handouts from workshops at the 2007 Technology and Distance Learning Symposia are posted here. To access this page you will need to log in to your OTAN account. If you don't have an account, it only takes a few minutes to create one, and gives you access to a wide array of adult education resources.
United States Distance Learning Association
The United States Distance Learning Association serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity.
USA Learns
This site contains three courses - beginning English, Intermediate English, and Practice English and Reading, which is based on this CDLP Web site and MyEFA.org, but with new and expanded activities.
Western Governors University
Western Governors University is the only university in the in the U.S. offering competency-based, online degrees. WGU was founded by the governors of 19 western states and is the only university to be regionally accredited by four regional commissions. Additionally, WGU is a nationally accredited online university.
What Makes A Successful Online Student?
This article lists ten qualities that make a successful online student.

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