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Distance learning is when a student learns at a location different than their teacher. Students can connect with their teachers from anywhere – perhaps from a satellite learning facility or from home.
Learning tools include textbooks, study guides, software, online resources and other materials. Learning materials are delivered through various methods including: mail, email, online classrooms, phone and fax.
This type of learning has been successful for students in rural and urban areas. The goal is to provide improved access, more choice and flexibility to learn outside classroom schedules.
As a critical component to personalized learning, this instructional method will grow and adapt with changing technology and student needs. In the meantime, it continues be referred to in documents and policies as ‘distributed learning’ and is often abbreviated as ‘DL’.
All students in B.C. distance learning schools are enrolled at either a public or private educational institution. Find a school that offers distance learning and follow up with them directly for more information:
Read provincial policies related to distance learning: