Using technology to facilitate learning
Distance learning at Cornell Cooperative Extension comes in many forms - from formal on-line classes to video-conferenced seminars to structured web sites developed to support programming - but, regardless of the form, our goal is consistent. We believe that technology can expand access, increase participation and complement our existing programs in a manner that repects tradition while using new methods and tools.
What is distance learning?
Distance learning involves the delivery of education or training through electronically mediated instruction when the instructor and learner(s) are geographically separated. Delivery can be synchronous or asynchronous, and can include the use of satellite, video, audio graphics, computer, multimedia technology, world wide web and other forms of learning at a distance. Distance education includes distance teaching – the instructor's role in the process; and distance learning – the student's role in the process.