What is Distance Learning?
Distance learning isn't a new phenomenon. It has actually been around since before 1800.
Usually these programs were used to learn a skill or a trade, but there have been accredited college
programs for over 160 years. As early as 1858 University of London was offering an extension program.
University of Queensland, University of South Africa, Massey University, and FernUniversität are just a few
other pioneers in this field.
The traditional delivery method was through the mail. You would receive your assignments,
complete them, and return them through the mail. This entire process took a lot of time and it was difficult to get
feedback from your instructors.
With the advent of the internet and email the landscape has changed. What used to take weeks
now can be done in the blink of an eye. Other technologies have been developed to improve the learning experience.
Many people now feel like they receive a superior education through virtual classes.
Drowning in a Sea of Information
There is so much information out there on online learning, distance learning, and college degrees. Some of it is
good. Much of it is wrong or confusing. Some of it is fraudulent. You can quickly become lost in an ocean of
information. What you need is someone to help you find the information that is applicable to you.
That's where we come in...
Here are some common questions about distance learning: