About Distance Learning
Distance Learning means earning your degree without having to live on or visit campus
every day. Some distance students earn their bachelor's after many years away from
school. Others earn a master's or other advanced degrees. Whatever your circumstances,
our support team has helped thousands of people, just like you, to earn new degrees
and new lives.
How to Take Classes
Depending on your degree, you will use one or more of the following formats to complete
- Online Courses
- Students are instructed through a secured Internet site. You will interact with professors
and complete lessons via e-mail. You will use the Blackboard Learn technology for
online or blended classes. This system has easy to use tools which allow instructors
and students to share information and discussions, as well as submit and evaluate
class work and grades.
- Video Streaming
- Bama by Distance offers online video streaming. Lectures are recorded as they occur
and streamed via the internet the same day. Students complete the same course requirements
as on-campus students and take proctored exams at convenient sites.
- Gadsden Education and Research Center
- Established in 1946, The University of Alabama's Gadsden Education and Research Center
is an off-campus program serving residents of northeast Alabama, southeast Tennessee,
and northwest Georgia. The Center offers degrees in Education and Library Information.
- Some degree programs are offered using a combination of the formats listed above.
While online classes offer flexibility and convenience, many students also enjoy the
classroom for face-to-face time with professors and peers. See each program's description
page for details.