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Digital Education

An umbrella term for any education that is conducted at least partly in, with or through digital technologies. This includes the use of technology in traditional classrooms, blended learning and education that takes place entirely online.

Distance education

Education designed for delivery where students and instructors are not in the same location.  Learning and teaching that is provided remotely. This often makes use of technology and / or the internet and online resources.

Distance learning

A mode of study that allows the learner to study most or all of a course without attendance at a campus-based institution. The distance can refer to material and/or interaction. Distance learning refers to improved capabilities in knowledge and/or behaviors as a result of mediated experiences that are constrained by time and/or distance such that the learner does not share the same situation with what is being learned.


The inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, abilities/disabilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies, etc., as well as international and first-generation students. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect, understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.