Registration beginning March 19, 2013
Trent’s distance education courses offer a quality learning experience, convenience, and flexibility and are delivered through our online course management system. Using this supportive, user-friendly course environment you can:
- Interact with a variety of rich learning materials including visuals, audio, multimedia, and links to Internet resources;
- Interact with instructors and classmates at times that are convenient for you; and
- Navigate course content at your own pace, from anywhere, while completing scheduled activities and assignments by established dates.
Taking Distance Education Courses at Trent
Distance Education courses are available both to students at Trent and to students enrolled at other Canadian universities, who may take a Distance Education course through Trent when they obtain a letter of permission from their home university.
For more information on becoming take a Trent University Distance Education course, check out Prospective Students.
If you require information or aid in applying to Trent University, please see How Do I Apply?
What is Distance Education
Distance Education occurs when students are separated from their instructor and classmates, whether across the hall or across the province. Unlike the courses of the past that depended entirely on written communication through the mail, today’s distance courses include multimedia materials and always take advantage of web-based communication technologies.
Distance Education courses require the same commitment as a traditional on-campus course. You can expect the same content and workload just presented in a different way. For more information on what to expect from your Distance Education course see the Course Expectations under Prospective Students.
Distance Education should not be confused with Part-Time Studies. Part-time studies allows a student to take a course load which is less than 60% of a full-time course load (typically part-time students are those who are taking no more than two 0.5-credit courses in a term. Distance Education can be full-time or part-time, depending on how many courses a student takes in a term.