Typically, distance education means that you and your professor (also called tutors or instructors) are physically separated from each other.
Your distance education learning materials can be
Like classroom-based students, your learning activities include reading textbooks and articles, completing assignments, projects, and essays, and writing exams.
In some online AU courses and programs, you can find yourself participating in group discussions and completing group projects with fellow students.
The only differences between classroom-based and distance learning are that you study from wherever and whenever you happen to be, and your primary contact with your professor (tutor / instructor) is by e-mail and phone.
As a student, you can obtain all kinds of services and support through the University's myAU portal.
Distance education with Athabasca University enables you to
Typically, the BPA programs use an approach called individualized study. This means that you work on your own within a contracted six-month course timeframe.
We also offer some courses in a classroom setting at select colleges in Alberta.
It's a great way to learn!
Updated March 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services