For HEDs

EEDW is fundamentally a research study to determine the efficacy of online learning in IT pathways within ECHSs through their partnerships with higher education institutions. With so many students taking online classes these days, we need to find out how it compares with face-to-face instruction.

Along the way, we can create new opportunities for student success, and we can provide our higher ed partners support, consulting, and resources to help all online students succeed.


What IT pathways do you offer?:   Information Technology, Computer Science,  Networking, Support, etc. Associates or Bachelors? Certificate of Completion?

How are you marketing your IT pathways and programs to dual-credit students at your ECHS? Perhaps your region? What is the point of sale for your program or your eye catcher?

Could you offer support for the ECHSs to support your dual-credit students? What does your online orientation look like and how does it prepare dual-credit students for online classes?

Would you be willing to provide or hire on-site adjunct faculty at the ECHSs to teach Face-to-Face Classes?



Students at your partnering ECHS can:

  • Dual-Credit students may take up to two IT courses online per semester.
  • Unlimited in person courses in IT (On your college campus or at the ECHS)
  • Unlimited General Education courses online or in person

Students at your partnering ECHS can:

  • Can take unlimited online IT courses
  • Unlimited General Education courses online or in person
  • Unlimited face-to-face classes (On your college campus or at the ECHS)
  • Students can participate in mentor-ship and one-on-one opportunities with our IT business partners


  • The expansion of marketing and exploitation of IT pathways and programs to dual-credit students at ECHSs
  • Build upon enrollment with off-site in person classes at the ECHS taught by adjuncts
  • Creating student success initiative for online dual-credit students
  • Allow for opportunities of job shadowing, networking, and graduation straight into a career work program
  • Student success in ALL pathways


No. Students will be enrolled by the ECHS Administration & Counseling Depts.

This will be based on the policies of the institution, but here are some options to consider:

Maybe provide an adjunct from the college - is there a teacher at the ECHS who has a Masters or 18+ graduate hours who could teach the course?
Perhaps contract a professor specifically for the ECHS to teach dual-credit students face-to-face.

Many of our Higher Ed partnerships are providing support structures. Here are some of the current practices that could be an option for your institution:

  • Dual-Credit students have the option to access your support areas on your campuses, for example: Student Success Center.
  • Providing increased communication with the ECHS by providing up to minute grades for student eligibility and progress.
  • Participation in college and career days to market programs and pathways to the dual-credit students at the ECHS.

Contact Eric R. Arpelar, EEDW Higher Education Coordinator at 972-217-6094 or