Distance learning is the process of transferring knowledge to learners(students) who are separated from the instructor by time and/or physical distance and are making use of technology components, such as the Internet, video, CD's, tapes, and other forms of technology to accomplish learning.
Distance learning is what should occur if special consideration has been taken regarding the course design, instructional techniques, communication mediums, and organization and administrative issues associated with the distance education program. Knowledge transfer should transpire despite the fact that the instructor and learner are geographically separated by time or distance.
Western Piedmont Online
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655