eLearning

What is eLearning?

eLearning includes all forms of electronically supported teaching, learning, and content delivery, including web-based programs and applications, virtual education, digital collaboration, and blended or "flipped" instruction. eLearning can be self-paced or instructor-led and can occur in the classroom, lab, or at home. Durham Public Schools provides numerous programs and resources for teaching and learning at all levels. A primary use of eLearning in DPS is for credit recovery and first time credit via online course delivery.

Online First Time Credit

DPS offers NCVPS and EdOptions Academy as its online first time credit solutions. A student should only be enrolled into NCVPS or EdOptions Academy after meeting with the school counselor and the principal (or his/her designee), and the following conditions are met:

  • The school has available first time credit allotments.
  • The student needs a course for acceleration, enrichment, getting back on track, or flexibility.
  • The student has an above average performance history academically (>3.5 GPA).
  • The student is technologically literate.
  • The student has access to device(s), internet, printers, earphones, etc. at home.
  • The student is an independent learner.
  • The student and parent has signed the DPS eLearning Contract.

Credit Recovery

DPS offers Edmentum Courseware as its online credit recovery solution. A student should only be enrolled into a Courseware credit recovery course after meeting with the school counselor and the principal (or his/her designee), and the following conditions are met:

  • The student is in need of credit recovery.
  • The student has access to device(s), internet, printers, earphones, etc. at home.
  • The student is not eligible for a NCAA sports scholarship.
  • The student and parent has signed the DPS eLearning Contract.
  • The student should only take one credit recovery course at a time.
eLearning Manual Updated 2019