National Distance Learning Week Day 3 – eVersity is On Your Schedule

*This is part of a five-day series celebrating National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13. eVersity is doing a daily tribute featuring “Five Ways Distance Learning Changes Lives.”

Don’t have time to finish the college degree that was once started? Think again, because high-quality distance learning allows the flexibility to fit coursework into busy lives.

At the University of Arkansas System eVersity, things are done a lot differently than most institutions, largely in part because of its 100 percent-online framework. eVersity knows students have families, work, duties at home and soccer practices for the kids to balance. In fact, life getting in the way is the leading reason most people stopped working toward their degrees to begin with.

That’s why eVersity’s third installation of its five-day recognition of National Distance Learning Week 2020 celebrates flexibility of online learning and how it changes lives. The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) dedicates one week each year to provide an opportunity to celebrate growth and accomplishments in distance learning and for faculty and students to showcase excellence in teaching, technology and research. National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is an opportunity to share innovations being used to help provide quality and robust online education.

Flexibility is part of eVersity’s core, going back to designing an innovative business model with students’ busy lives in mind. The institution has seven start dates annually, so students can join more frequently. They also only take one six-week class at a time, allowing them the benefit of only having to concentrate on one thing.

“Judging by the success rates we’re seeing and the positive experiences our students are having, we think we’ve really cracked the code as far as being able to provide an atmosphere that busy, working adults can not only handle, but excel,” said Michael Moore, Ph.D., chief academic/operating officer at eVersity. “When you’re able to provide a high-quality, affordable product that fits a lifestyle and has tangible results, you know you have something. I think we’ve done that within the higher education distance learning field and it’s fun to watch our students thrive and graduate within it.”