Distance Learning is defined as a formal learning activity where students and instructors are separated by geography, time, or both for the majority of the instructional period. DL materials are delivered through a variety of media including, but not limited to, print, audio recordings, video, broadcasts, computer software, web-based programs, and other online technology. Teachers support distance learner through communication via telephone, email, instant messaging, or other technologies and software.
Goals and Vision
With life being as busy as it is, it’s important to give all adults the access to their studies when they want and how they want.
Hybrid Learning – combination for Face to Face time and online work
“Hybrid learning combines the properties and possibilities of both [FTF classrooms and online learning] to go beyond the capabilities of each separately. It recognized the strengths of integrating verbal and text-based communication and creates a unique fusion of synchronous and asynchronous, direct and mediated modes of communication in that the proportion of face-to-face and online learning activities may vary considerably” (Garrison & Vaughn, 2008, pg. 6).