Distance Learning Provides Viable Option for Potential New Drivers: State-Approved Online Course is a High-Tech Alternative to the Classroom

As National Distance Learning Week begins, School Districts, educators, and students alike are focusing their attention on E-Learning alternatives to traditional classroom instruction. provides content-rich, state-approved, online drivers ed courses for first time, adult, and mature drivers. courses utilize the latest technologies including streaming audio, video, and interactive activities to stimulate students in ways a simple lecture can’t.

Distance Learning is arguably the fastest growing segment of education. According to the Sloan Consortium, this growing transformation represents about 10% of the overall training and educational market. offers potential new drivers access to a high-quality online drivers ed course. Taking staid drivers ed material into a content-rich virtual learning environment with an interactive technology based curriculum.

This week, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presents “National Distance Learning Week” (NDLW). The NDLW campaign aims to increase awareness of Distance Learning, build relationships within the areas of education and business and to recognize leaders and best practices in the field. The annual initiative is designed to engage professionals providing products and services and to celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in Distance Learning.

“At any given time of the day, hundreds of students across the US are engaged in one of our online courses,” says Gary Tsifrin of provides a range of courses that include DMV licensed and state-approved online drivers ed courses for first time, adult, and mature drivers as well as proprietary packages for Virtual Schools. is in partnership with Florida Virtual School and Texas Virtual School, the two largest and most successful state-wide Virtual Schools in the country.

Distance Learning is hugely convenient, which is highly attractive to teens living increasingly hectic lives. The course satisfies state-mandated drivers education requirements all online. School Districts, educators, and students alike are embracing the flexible course.

Focusing on effective instruction, incorporates the latest technologies to help students learn. This ‘hands-on’ high retention approach utilizes streaming audio, video, and interactive activities to stimulate students in ways a simple lecture can’t. The state-specific courses feature problem solving taught through dynamic on-the-road scenarios and visually supported interactive narrative elements that provide an immersive learning environment.

The USDLA cites that at the secondary level, over 700,000 high school students are taking one or more courses online, and nearly 40 states have established state-wide or state-lead Virtual Schools. is committed to expanding the availability of drivers education to students across the country, in cities and rural areas alike. “Our long-term goal is to see the drivers ed course included in statewide initiatives throughout the country,” adds Tsifrin.

About is the industry leader in drivers education. Founded in 1997, pioneered the online drivers education space and today is the largest and most visited drivers education site on the Web. provides unparalleled, state-specific, online courses, in-car training and traffic school. has the only drivers ed course accredited by the Road Safety Educators’ Association, the Driving School Association of the Americas, and the International Association for Driver Education. Additionally, the course is licensed by the Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Public Safety (DPS), Education (DOE) Driver Services (DDS), and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) where applicable. To date, has helped over 2.1 million students become safer, more confident drivers.

About The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA): The USDLA is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance education and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Sponsored by the USDLA, National Distance Learning Week 2010 began on November 8th and runs through the 12th.