About Distance Learning

What is distance learning? Distance learning is a planned teaching and learning experience in which teacher and students are separated by physical distance for all or a majority of the course instruction.


Instructors may choose from a variety of distance education delivery methods and technologies including online, videoconference, print, and other media.

About This Site

Distance Learning.Wisconsin is your gateway to information about the courses and programs offered via distance learning by the UW System campuses.

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The University of Wisconsin System is composed of 13 four-year and 13 two-year campuses and statewide University of Wisconsin-Extension.

What are students saying about distance learning?

"The online format allowed me to pursue graduate level courses and course work in a convenient and flexible learning format."
Christy Lewis, UW-River Falls Graduate Certificate in Community Education

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