Distance Learning
Distance Learning Page

Welcome to Distance Learning at Wilson Community College. Online courses offer the busy student several advantages such as flexibility, excellent Instructors, and high levels of interaction. Please visit the Online Orientation for more information.

Distance and Correspondence Education Definition (SACS)

What is Distance Learning (Education)?

Distance LearningFor the purposes of the Commission on College’s accreditation review, distance education is a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines,fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVD’s, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program.

For more information contact:
Angela M. Herring
Director of Distance Learning/Instructor
(252) 246-1363

Award of Credit

The most significant difference between distance learning courses and traditional courses is the method of delivery. Distance learning courses are equivalent to traditional courses in the amount and level of credit awarded to students. The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) determines the amount of credit for all Wilson Community College courses.

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