Summary: A Focus on Distributed Learning
Presentation to the Strategic Planning Task Force
March 20, 2009
In this presentation we would like to accomplish the following two objectives:
1. Demonstrate how Distributed learning can support the University of Regina's success
in the future.
2. Illustrate an institutional strategy for Distributed learning.
What is Distributed learning? For the purposes of this submission, we will use the
following as a working definition for `Distributed learning."
Distributed learning is a model which offers multiple channels of learning and teaching
through a variety of delivery formats and mediums--print, digital (online), and
traditional delivery methods--allowing instructors, students, and course content to be not
only located in different, non-centralized locations, but also to reduce the learning
distance between faculty and students in their face-to-face interactions. Distributed
learning connects students with teachers across the Province, and in so doing, provides
choice, flexibility, and authentic learning experiences. Distributed learning includes all
forms of learning where, by design, students and their teachers may be separated in time
and/or space for some or all of their interactions. It offers the potential of exploring
different relationships and building highly personalized and individualized learning
opportunities for student success, as well as expanding instructor expertise to critically