What is Distance Learning?
Distance education or distance learning is a style of delivering education and instruction to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Distance learning allows students to learn when the source of information is separated from them by distance, time or both. Distance learning often involves heavy use of technology to coordinate course lessons, activities, assignments, exams, etc. Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking exams) have been commonly referred to as “hybrid” or “blended.” Click here to see a comparison of all the Distance Learning programs at COC.
Distance & Accelerated Learning Office Mission Statement
"To develop and deliver universally accessible, academically sound, and technologically advanced instruction at a distance, while supporting student success, responding to community needs and promoting faculty innovation."