Virginia Science and Technology Campus--the home of CARDE research

A message from the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Distance Education, Dr. Michael Corry:  The demand for and supply of distance education options continues to grow. Exponential growth in K-12, Higher Education, and Corporate distance education offerings is advancing while educators and policy-makers face the continual challenge of providing high-quality programs for all students, which meet their academic needs and nurture their cognitive and emotional needs. With the world changing so rapidly, it is clear that innovation, collaboration, and leadership are the way forward.

The Center for the Advancement of Research in Distance Education (CARDE) is a research center affiliated with the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. In partnership with institutions, scholars, policy-makers, organizations, and corporations we research theories and constructs to inform best practices of policy-makers, teachers, and learners. Research findings at CARDE offer innovative ways to advance the field of distance education while inviting collaboration and partnerships.

At CARDE, we support and seek collaboration and partnerships because of our intense interest in learning from others and disseminating our own research findings. Through symposia, publications, conference opportunities, and other events, CARDE seeks to nurture a network of relationships among distance education leaders who advance the field and build an innovative path.

As new distance education options for learners are introduced, the profound impact on education must be given serious consideration, and we must take care to implement programs and practices proven successful by empirical, systematic research. Innovation, collaboration, and leadership at CARDE support careful and deliberate applications of distance education research to benefit all teachers and learners. We strive to follow the concept that research informs policy and practice. If you are interested in learning more about CARDE or in discussing future opportunities, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Michael Corry, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Advancement of Research in Distance Education




Commencement 2013

The George Washington University Online High School graduated a large class in May, 2013. Congratulations, graduates!

CARDE charter approved

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development announces the development of a new research center--the Center for the Advancement of Research in Distance Education, CARDE. CARDE begins work immediately under the directorship of Dr. Michael Corry.

Developing a Framework for Research in K-12 Online Distance Education

The long-term effect and influence of educational experiences on K‑12 learners necessitates empirical research of innovations and discoveries in the field prior to their implementation in the class