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instruction" means the course provider and the distance-learning student do not
interact at the same time and can, but need not, utilize the
B. "Council on technology
in education" means the council established pursuant to the Technology for
Education Act [22-15A-5
NMSA 1978], which advises the department on implementing educational
technology, promotes the collaborative development and implementation of
educational technologies, develops and recommends a statewide plan to the
department related to educational standards, and provides assistance to the
department in reviewing school district technology plans to support on-site and
provider" means a person, institution, or organization that supplies
educational course content for distance learning courses.
D. "Department" means the public education
E. "Distance learning"
means the technology and educational process used to provide instruction for
credit or grade when the course provider and the distance-learning student are
not necessarily physically present at the same time or place. Distance learning
does not include educational software that utilizes only on-site
F. "Distance learning
course" means an educational course that is taught where the student and
primary instructor are separated by time or space and linked by
G. "Distance learning
irregularities" means any circumstances within or beyond the control of a local
distance learning site that in the opinion of the department or a local
distance learning site raises doubts about the propriety of procedures
followed, preparation or validity of materials, testing administration, testing
security, online security, or teacher or student conduct.
H. "Distance learning student" means a
qualified student as defined in
NMSA 1978 who is enrolled in one or more distance learning courses for
I. "District coordinator"
means the superintendent or designee who administers and monitors the distance
learning program in a public school district or charter school.
J. "Dual credit course" means a program of
studies that allows high school students to enroll in college-level courses
offered by public post-secondary educational institutions that may be academic
or career-technical in nature, but may not be remedial or developmental, and
through which students can simultaneously earn credit toward high school
graduation and a post-secondary degree or certificate.
K. "Enrolling district" means the school
district or charter school in which a distance-learning student is enrolled for
the purposes of compulsory attendance. Students shall have only one enrolling
district for purposes of membership.
L. "HED" means the higher education
M. "Innovative digital
education and learning-New Mexico" or IDEAL-NM means the operating program for
the administration and management of the statewide cyber academy.
N. "Local board" means the policy-setting
body of a school district or the governing structure of a charter school as set
forth in the school's charter.
"Local distance learning site" means a public school district or charter school
that offers and grants credit for distance learning courses to distance
learning students enrolled in public school districts, charter schools or
contracted nonpublic schools.
"Membership" means the total number of qualified students as defined in
Q. "Online" or "web
based" means utilizing the internet.
R. "Public school" means that part of a
school district that is a single attendance center in which instruction is
offered by one or more teachers and is discernible as a building or group of
buildings generally recognized as either an elementary, middle, junior high or
high school or any combination of those and includes charter schools.
S. "Qualified distance learning student"
means a qualified student as defined in
NMSA 1978, who is also participating in distance learning courses for credit or
T. "REC" means regional
host" means an educational institution, school district or other entity
selected by IDEAL-NM to coordinate the delivery of distance learning courses
within a broad geographic region of the state.
V. "Site coordinator" means a licensed school
employee with the responsibility to facilitate student completion of online
courses, including services related to student registration, monitoring student
progress, communicating with online providers, and ensuring that grades are
recorded on transcripts. Site coordinators shall not include substitute
W. "Statewide cyber
academy" means the collaborative program among the department, HED,
telecommunications networks and representatives of other state agencies engaged
in providing distance education. The statewide cyber academy operates as
X. "Student" means a
qualified student as defined in
instruction" means the instructor and students interact at the same time, even
though they might not be in the same physical location. Synchronous instruction
(1) web-based instruction,
including web conferencing, that requires real time interaction between
instructor and student;
(2) two way
face-to-face classroom instruction; and
(4) telephone based instruction.