"Distance Learning" is a general term used to cover the broad range of teaching and learning events in which the student is separated (at a distance) from the instructor, or other fellow learners.

If you are new to the concepts of distance education, then follow some of the links listed below. You'll gain a better appreciation of the scope of learning activities being conducted "at a distance"

Are you ready to take a course "At a distance?" Take PBS's quick test and find out!


Definitions of Distance Learning from various sources:

History of Distance Education

  • Take a Look at the Mural on the wall of old Radio Hall at the University of Wisconsin. It depicts some of the very first distance education taking place via "Telephonics" during the 1930's. And while you are at the UW, be sure to check out their outstanding Distance Education Clearinghouse Web Site.

Major US Accrediting Agencies


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