For Schools

EEDW is fundamentally a research study to determine the efficacy of online learning in IT pathways within ECHSs. 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 ECHSs with a host of supports and resources to help their students succeed in their higher education programs of study.

How It Works: Basic Steps

  1. Collaborate with Veronica Sanders, ECHS Coordinator, on program design, school needs, and student opportunities
  2. Determine IT pathways to offer, whether from your existing partners or other HEDs
  3. Sign the MOU (download the MOU template)
  4. Promote participation by students
  5. Inform interested students about random selection for program models
  6. Sign-up students
  7. Send student information to evaluators for randomized model selection
  8. Inform students of their course options based on the selected model
  9. Enroll students in courses

NOTE: Program Model selection is only for school years 2022–2023 and 2023–2024. There are no requirements or limits on online IT courses after these two years.

The Two Program Models

Default Model

Expanded Model

  • Up to 2 online IT courses over 2-year period
  • Unlimited online general education courses
  • Unlimited face-to-face, in-person courses
  • Unlimited online IT courses
  • Unlimited online general education courses
  • Unlimited face-to-face, in-person courses
  • Mentoring, Q&A sessions, virtual job experiences from business partners

EEDW School Benefits

Helping identify HED IT programs and course offerings of study

Assist with promoting IT pathways and careers among current and incoming students

Assistance facilitating face-to-face instruction for HED credit

Establishing HED–ECHS student support communication loops

Facilitating new HED programs of study development

Building business & industry partnerships for mentoring, career Q&As,
and real-life job experiences in IT

Funding for resources, supplies, instruction, and more

Got Questions?

Yes. Where students can access the online courses is up to you. You can require that they access courses from your school building, such as by establishing times in their normal class schedules for taking the online courses.
Yes. We're working diligently with the various HED partners to make sure students can access the full programs of study, regardless of the program model for which they are selected.
Discuss participation with Veronica Sanders, EEDW ECHS Coordinator. Sign and return the MOU. (Download the MOU template here.)
You are able to enroll students in programs at other HEDs, both for online and face-to-face courses, if yours doesn't offer the program you want. You can also enroll students in one HED for online courses and in a different HED for face-to-face courses.