The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance

The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) began as a collegial group of Human Sciences academic administrators who shared a common interest in educating rural professionals through the use of distance technologies and shared courses.

Since the first gathering of its founders in 1994, the Great Plains IDEA has evolved into a premier post-baccalaureate distance education alliance that sponsors inter-institutional academic programs and develops policy and practice models for inter-institutional distance education programs.

Academic programs are the core of the Alliance.