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IDEAL Consortium

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): State Memberships

Services: Online Courses, Professional Development, Technical Assistance and Coaching

Expertise: Integrating Technology in Learning, Teacher Effectiveness and Educational Leadership


The IDEAL Consortium, a project of the EdTech Center at World Education, Inc., is working to develop effective distance education programs for adult learners, raising the quality of blended and distance online learning across the United States through new educational technology innovations and collaborative research and practice.

For 15 years, Project IDEAL, now renamed as the IDEAL Consortium, has provided technical assistance, web-based tools, and publications to member states to help them design and implement distance education and blended learning programs based on their distinct needs. Now, as part of the EdTech Center, IDEAL continues to ensure opportunities for distance education leaders from different states to meet and learn from each other, gain new insight into what works, and access professional development materials. Technical support is available to members on data collection and analysis, reporting, distance education and blended learning program design, instructional strategies, mobile learning, and selection and use of online curricula. Research, workshop topics, and ongoing discussion respond to the needs and interests of consortium membership.