From bringing iPads and cloud computing into K-12 classrooms to developing exceptional North Dakota online colleges, North Dakota is undeniably technologically advanced. The many technology education projects and online schools in North Dakota illustrate the state’s commitment to educating 21st century leaders.
Higher Learning Initiatives
The University of North Dakota Online & Distance Education
The University of North Dakota (UND) offers a number of online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through its Online & Distance Education department. The online bachelor’s programs offered by UND are ranked No. 3 in the nation for student services by U.S. News & World Report, and UND’s online branch is considered one of the most accessible and advanced online schools in North Dakota. UND has been offering distance learning options to students since correspondence-by-mail courses in 1911. The university’s transition to offering 100% online degree programs demonstrates the school’s commitment to delivering the best courses to distance learners in North Dakota.
North Dakota Center for Distance Education
High school students and middle school students in North Dakota who cannot attend in-person classes or would prefer to take courses that aren’t offered at their school have the option of enrolling at the North Dakota Center for Distance Education. This forward-thinking online school offers a variety of Advanced Placement and standard courses to learners in grades 6-12. Each of its courses, taught by education leaders in North Dakota, meets the state’s rigorous standards. Additionally, the North Dakota Center for Distance Education works with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to help ensure that nontraditional students in North Dakota receive a first-class online education.
North Dakota Educational Technology Council
The North Dakota Educational Technology Council is in charge of bringing technology into K-12 public schools in North Dakota. The council works with teachers and administrators to deploy and use things like iPads and e-readers in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. The North Dakota Educational Technology Council also applies for and manages technology education grants for North Dakota schools. These grants fund many of the technology initiatives that introduce the newest and most useful gadgets to schools in the state.