was a term originally introduced to denote the fact that a course could be studied from anywhere (they were know as ‘correspondence courses’).
Online learning is the next generation, referencing the fact that the course is based on the use of online tools. These days the terms are used interchangeably and they both refer to self-study courses.
However, in all of our courses you get access to the Academic Team
by phone, you can use our online forums to interact with both tutors and other students and you will also get your study exercises marked by specialist tutor, with feedback. The ability to submit work for marking is a crucial part of the learning process and a cornerstone of our offer. You will also receive physical course manuals
to help you in your studies, and in our CILEx courses
there are induction days and revision events.
So, we offer much more than just online learning (or e-learning) and therefore use the term distance learning