• Distance Learning Provides Viable Option for Potential New Drivers: State-Approved DriversEd.com Online Course is a High-Tech Alternative to the Classroom

    Distance Learning is arguably the fastest growing segment of education. According to the Sloan Consortium, this growing transformation represents about 10% of the overall training and educational market. DriversEd.com offers potential new drivers access to a high-quality online drivers ed course. Taking staid drivers ed material into a content-rich virtual learning environment with an interactive technology based curriculum.

    This week, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presents a week-long campaign "National Distance Learning Week" (NDLW). NDLW aims to increase awareness of Distance Learning, build relationships within the areas of education and business and recognize leaders and best practices in the field. The annual initiative is designed to engage professionals providing products and services in the day-to-day practice of distance learning.

    "At any given time of the day, hundreds of students across the US are engaged in one of our online courses," says Gary Tsifrin of DriversEd.com. DriversEd.com provides a range of courses that include DMV licensed and state-approved online drivers ed courses for first time, adult and mature drivers as well as proprietary packages for Virtual Schools. DriversEd.com is in partnership with Florida Virtual School and Texas Virtual School, the two largest and most successful state-wide Virtual Schools in the country.

    Distance Learning affords a huge convenience factor is highly attractive to teens living increasingly hectic lives. For potential new drivers it's also a great option for those underserved by their communities. The DriversEd.com course satisfies state-mandated drivers education requirements all online. School Districts, educators, and students alike are embracing the flexible DriversEd.com course.

    Focusing on the pedagogy, DriversEd.com incorporates the latest technologies to help students learn. This 'hands-on' high retention approach utilizes steaming audio, video, and game theory to stimulate students in ways a simple lecture can't. The state-specific courses emphasize problem solving taught primarily through dynamic on-the-road scenarios and visually supported interactive narrative elements that provide an immersive learning environment.

    The USDLA cites that at the secondary level, over 700,000 high school students are taking one or more courses online, and nearly 40 states have established state-wide or state-lead Virtual Schools. DriversEd.com is committed to expanding the availability of drivers education to students across the country, in cities and rural areas alike. "Our long-term goal is to see the DriversEd.com driver ed course included in statewide initiatives throughout the country," adds Tsifrin.


    About DriversEd.com: DriversEd.com is the industry leader in drivers education. Founded in 1997, DriversEd.com pioneered the online drivers education space and today is the largest and most visited drivers education site on the Web. DriversEd.com provides unparalleled, state-specific, online courses, in-car training and traffic school. DriversEd.com has the only drivers ed course accredited by the Road Safety Educators' Association, the Driving School Association of the Americas, and the International Association for Driver Education. Additionally, the course is licensed by the Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Public Safety (DPS), Education (DOE) Driver Services (DDS), and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) where applicable. To date, DriversEd.com has helped over 6 million students become safer, more confident drivers.

    About The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA): The USDLA is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance education and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. NDLW 2010 began on November 8th and runs through the 12th.

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