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What is Distance Education?

There are several terms used to describe instruction that is offered away from a campus, such as off-campus instruction, extension, distance education, e-learning, etc. Distance Education, which is used by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is understood to include off-campus instruction for credit (whether face-to-face, electronically mediated, or a combination of methodologies). The UNC system has also referred to this form of instruction as both degree-credit extension and distance education. (Reference: UNC ADM MEMO 407, 12/15/00)..

Contact Information

Dr. Ronald Costello Picture

Ronald J. Costello, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Education
Phone: 910-962-2368
costellor@uncw.edu

Patricia Gonzalez, Picture

Patricia Gonzalez, M.S.
Director of e-Learning
Phone: 910-962-7826
gonzalezp@uncw.edu

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