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Distance Learning

Distance education is also known as distance learning. It lets you complete most or all of your learning outside the traditional classroom—using online, print, video, teleconferencing or computer–managed learning resources.

Distance education includes a range of programs, from elementary and high school to graduate studies. You can complete a single course or a whole program through distance education.

Distance education offers flexibility. It allows you to:

  • Do your school work anytime, anywhere
  • Follow your own schedule and work at your own pace
  • Work at your job while you’re going to school

If youre 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 in Western Canada.
  • Athabasca UniversityCheck out 60 graduate certificate, diploma, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in liberal arts, science and professional education.

Distance education in Canada

Use the following web portals for information on online learning in Canadas provinces and territories:

Other distance education links

  • Schoolfinder.comFind comprehensive information on distance education opportunities in Canada.
  • GuidetoOnlineSchools.comResearch accredited online colleges & universities in the United States.
  • EDSmart.orgCheck out the top 10 non-profit online United States colleges ranked by EDSmart.  
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