About Online Learning
Sometimes also referred to as “distance learning," "distance education," or “e-learning,” online learning is defined as education that involves teaching and learning which occurs outside the traditional classroom setting—teaching and learning that occurs where teacher and student are not in the same location, often not even at the same time. In the 21st Century, online learning typically involves taking classes by accessing course information and learning content via the Internet.
Instructors share course information and learning content to students through a Learning Management System (LMS)—at OCC, the LMS environment students use is called Brightspace by D2L (D2L for short.) Learn more below about various distance education course formats below.