EDUKAN, an award-winning consortium of Western Kansas community colleges will offer its online platform and onboarding services free of cost to all high schools in its community service areas to minimize disruption to student learning. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising individuals to avoid crowds of 50 or more people and Governor Laura Kelly’s order that all K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year, EDUKAN seeks to assist by providing the technology and onboarding support for online learning.
“As the coronavirus continues to spread and all prudent measures are applied for the safety and well-being of all of us, we want to step up and support our local students, many of whom will be taking classes from us and our consortium colleges in the future.” said Esther Lahargoue, CEO of EDUKAN. “By providing our virtual platform at no cost to the high schools within our community service areas, we aim to provide options for continued and uninterrupted learning for high school students. This is a challenging time for all of us and we are particularly sensitive to the impact this has on the lives of our young learners.”
EDUKAN would also like to thank the EDUKAN Board of Presidents for their continued support, as well as Canvas by Instructure, their cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS), for their generosity in offering this capability which can be accessed via the internet on a variety of smart devices. The platform provides a complete virtual learning environment to help students continue their coursework with their respective teachers.
EDUKAN provides access to quality, affordable, higher education online courses for students pursuing college degrees, certificates or individual courses. Founded in 1998, EDUKAN helps students who are returning to complete a degree, high school students who want to earn early college credit, students who need a flexible schedule or specific courses to complete their degree path, or people considering a career change. All EDUKAN courses are accredited through the consortium of Kansas learning institutions with excellent reputations and long histories helping students achieve their educational goals. EDUKAN Consortium member institutions are: Barton Community College in Great Bend; Dodge City Community College; Pratt Community College; and Seward County Community College in Liberal. For more information, please visit https://www.edukan.edu