Distance learning can be defined as the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction. Distance learning encompasses all technologies and supports the pursuit of life long learning for all. Providing courses and electronic field trips are among the principal applications for distance learning in Pre-K through grade 12 education. Distance learning is also used to support rural and inner city classes with student enrichment, student courses, staff development and in-service training for teachers and administrators. Further, distance learning is used to share classes among schools for those areas who may not be able to find good teachers to teach honors courses like math and science. Distance learning provides a way to share those types of classes and employ one instructor. In higher education, distance learning is providing undergraduate and advanced degrees to students in offices, at community colleges and at various receive sites. Students for whom convenience may be a crucial factor in receiving college credit are earning degrees by interactive instructional television, ITFS and other means of delivery. These students may be place-bound or time-bound and this type of instruction provides access to all who wish to pursue a degree. Corporations often look to the use of technology and distance education to provide training and continuing education for their workers. This saves them millions of dollars each year using distance learning to train employees more effectively and more efficiently than with conventional methods. Programming for distance learning provides the receiver many options both in technical configurations and content design. Educational materials are delivered primarily through live and interactive classes. Today's technology offers many options for delivering and receiving education over a distance. The ability of the teacher and students to see each other may not be a necessary condition for effective distance learning, but audio is a critical component for interactivity. Teaching strategies based on computer applications are emerging that are also effective. Distance learning provides equity of access to information and opportunities, and can dramatically decrease the costs and inconveniences associated with maintaining a well-trained work force. Telecommunications systems that serve education can also benefit the community at large. In rural areas, especially, telecommunications systems and services are tied increasingly to economic development and community survival. New uses for distance learning include the application of information and educational resources for Pre-K through grade 12 students, adults, senior citizens, local governments, organizations and businesses. It should be noted that quality of distance learning programs varies widely, and there are hucksters out there selling worthless, unaccredited degrees and programs, sometimes passing them off as legitimate to unwary learners; buyer beware!
Distance Learning features education opportunities and resources available from a distance, using correspondence, satellite relay, audio and video tapes, software, WWW white boards, study guides, online discussion groups, e-mail, etc. Please suggest only sites in English to these categories. if the site is in a language other than English, please find the best category in World
Associations of distance learning practitioners and professionals.
Distance learning is a hot educational topic, and a number of methods exist on the internet to discuss this topic. Sites here are either direct links to or otherwise about discussion sites on the web.
Distance learning is a hot educational topic, and a number of methods exist on the internet to discuss this topic. Sites here are either direct links to or otherwise about discussion sites on the web.
Conferences, trade shows, and seminars related to teaching and learning at a distance. Please include dates for the beginning and end of the event.
Conferences, trade shows, and seminars related to teaching and learning at a distance. Please include dates for the beginning and end of the event.
Correspondence courses are classes which are completed with course material and assignments mailed the 'old-fashioned' way between the instructor/grader and student. It is also possible that email may be used instead of physically mailing assignments. It is implied that the course material to be studied is in a physical book rather than exclusively on a web site, but it is possible that some course content may be found on one or more web sites or on floppy disks or CD-ROM.
Correspondence courses are classes which are completed with course material and assignments mailed the ''old-fashioned'' way between the instructor/grader and student. It is also possible that email may be used instead of physically mailing assignments. It is implied that the course material to be studied is in a physical book rather than exclusively on a web site, but it is possible that some course content may be found on one or more web sites or on floppy disks or CD-ROM. Completely web-based courses are not found in this category. Choose a category from Reference/Education/Distance_Learning/Online_Courses Also, before suggesting a site here, have a look to see if the content of the site better fits one of the categories in this list: Business/Education_and_Training
Please submit only links to directories of web sites about Distance Learning. If a directory indexes sites which are not strictly about this topic, consider submitting it to another category such as Reference/Education/Directories.
Institutions offering educational programs via the Internet. It should be noted that the quality and accreditation of distance learning programs and institutions varies widely, and you should check that any qualifications offered are suitable for your requirements. Buyer beware!
Sites providing online courses (not pdf's, online degree services, resellers or university directories please).
Sites providing their own online courses (not pdf''s, online degree services, resellers or university directories please).

Please follow link or @link to subcategory that best suits the topics on your site. If your site covers multiple topic areas please add it to the E-learning Portals category found in the list. If a site offers Correspondence_Courses please suggest it to Reference/Education/Distance_Learning/Correspondence_Courses Correspondence courses are classes which are completed with course material and assignments mailed the 'old-fashioned' way between the instructor/grader and student. It is also possible that email may be used instead of physically mailing assignments.

This is for sites with information about online teaching and learning.
This is for sites with information about online teaching and learning.

If your site covers a specific topic area, and has online courses, please add it to /Reference/Education/Distance_Learning/Online_Courses, or better still, one of the listed subcategories or @ links.

If you sell the technology or solutions for e-learning, please add you site to /Computers/Software/Online-Training/Delivery_and_Management_Systems/

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Communicating by either two-way video hookups or by one-way video and two-way audio.
Communicating by either two-way video hookups or by one-way video and two-way audio.