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Distance Education

Distance education, also known as distance learning, lets you complete most or all of your learning outside the traditional classroom, using online, print, video, teleconferencing and Computer Managed Learning (CML) resources. Distance education includes a range of programs, from elementary and high school to graduate studies.

Distance education offers flexibility:

  • Do your school work anytime, anywhere.
  • Follow your own schedule and work at your own pace.
  • Work at your job and go to school.
  • Complete a single course or a whole program.

If you're organized and motivated, distance education can be an effective learning option.

Distance Education in Alberta

  • Distance Learning Search by program or by school for information on distance learning programs available in Western Canada.

  • Alberta Distance Learning Centre Find flexible distance learning for grades 1 to 12 with course alternatives and ways to complete your high school education.

  • Athabasca University Check out 60 graduate certificate, diploma, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in liberal arts, science and professional education.

  • eCampusAlberta Connect to more than 70 accredited online programs and 900 online courses offered by Alberta's post-secondary institutions.

  • Alberta North Take post-secondary programs and courses without leaving your community. Access numerous learning resources at over 85 learning centres throughout northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Distance Education in Canada

Canadian Virtual University provides links to hundreds of accredited online degrees and courses from Canadian universities.

Use the following web portals for online learning by province and territory:

Other Distance Education Links

  • Schoolfinder.com Comprehensive information on distance education opportunities in Canada.

  • Distancestudies.com Distance education school profiles and online learning resources in Canada and the United States.

  • BrainTrack Online colleges from North America and around the world.
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