This site examines Distance Learning ('DL") and proposes
its implementation as essential in overcoming the negative
social issues and increased demand affecting the education
system, today and in the future. Exponential population growth,
the technology explosion, and a world economy that is increasingly
knowledge-based and dependent upon information technologies
demands that educators develop the teaching and learning programs
for the next generation, as well as the continuing education
and lifelong learning process required of a workforce besieged
by change. Distance Learning is the cost-effective and educationally-effective
delivery method for the next century.
The site defines DL and provides examples of DL delivery
methods and technology. The use of DL as a means of keeping
pace with the technology revolution is examined, as well as
the benefits of DL to students, faculty, and administrators.
DL's effectiveness as an educational tool is examined, and
the pitfalls adversely affecting the expansion of DL are reviewed.