The ND Center for Distance Education believes that intelligent use of educational technology can transform the effectiveness of student learning, teacher methods, and administrator decision-making.
The NDCDE's mission is to ensure that all North Dakota middle and high school students regardless of location have access to educational opportunities that meet or exceed expectations for
- the quality of curriculum,
- ongoing contact time with highly qualified teachers,
- the selection and use of suitable educational technology,
- monitoring course delivery efficiency and effectiveness, and
- student learning.
- Student learning
- CDE strives at all times to understand current and future student learning needs and respond to them.
- CDE believes that teaching provides a key component to all types and methods of leadership.
- Involvement of people
- CDE believes that the full involvement of all people enables their individual and collective abilities to be used for the organization's benefit.
- CDE applies the process-based approach because a desired result can be achieved efficiently and effectively using the process approach.
- CDE is convinced the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency is achieved by identifying, understanding, and managing the connections between processes.
- Continual improvement
- Every member of CDE is responsible for continually improving CDE's products, services, processes, and system.
- Factual approach to decision-making
- CDE knows that effective decisions are based on analysis of data and information, not conjecture.
- Mutually beneficial supplier relationships
- CDE firmly believes it and its suppliers are interdependent; a mutually beneficial relationship enhances the ability of both to add value.