Course Design

The Virtual Arkansas Design & Development team serves learners across the state and beyond by creating, curating, and maintaining high quality digital learning content. In addition to our work with content, we offer internal and external training services for best practices related to the creation and use of digital learning content.
We are able to serve the specific needs of Arkansas and engage Arkansas experts in our content building process. Our award winning team of experienced course design professionals has helped build capacity and experience among Arkansas educators, as well as represented the field in national, regional, and local conferences.

Our team has had a hand in creating almost every course featured in the Virtual Arkansas course catalog. As of the 23-24 school year, we have




Quality Matters

Virtual Arkansas is an active member and contributor to the Quality Matters program and community. QM is the premier program for vetting online course quality and has a well known national and international presence. As of 2023, Virtual Arkansas was second in the nation for the number of K-12 online courses earning peer reviewed stamps of approval for quality.



Design team members have presented at a variety of local and national conferences.
Here is a running slideshow of presentations we’ve done.


In addition to the content we provide and maintain internally for all Virtual Arkansas programs, the Virtual Arkansas design and development team has organized, facilitated, and supported a variety of other projects to contribute to the success of online and blended learning in our state.

Computer Science

Courses in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science.


  • Programming I, II, III
  • Cybersecurity I, II, III (Also partnering with UCA, and UA Little Rock)
  • Robotics
  • Gaming

CTE Blended

CTE Blended learning courses in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Career and Technical Education.


  • Over 75 CTE blended learning courses

Skilled Trades & Manufacturing

Content to support state initiatives related to career paths for students in manufacturing and trades.


  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing Skills (in partnership with Ready for Life).

Transforming Education, Transforming Lives

Discover the real impact of Virtual Arkansas on the educational landscape. Our platform has become a catalyst for positive change, empowering students, supporting schools, and fostering a culture of innovation in Arkansas education. Explore the stories of success, the achievements of our students, and the transformative journey that schools have embarked on with Virtual Arkansas. Join us in celebrating the profound impact we’ve collectively made on the future of education in the Natural State.

Over 300,000 Students Empowered:

Empowering students across the state, providing them with access to high-quality education, diverse courses, and pathways to success.

99% Customer Satisfaction Rate:

Our commitment to excellence extends to our community. Our platform has a 99% customer satisfaction rate.

200+ Courses, Countless Success Stories:

With a curriculum offering over 200 courses, Virtual Arkansas has become the gateway to countless success stories.