The Distance Education and Learning Technologies unit delivers Memorial University of Newfoundland's degree and certificate credit courses and programs to distance education students across the province and around the world. It offers 250 courses annually, in 26 different disciplines, in 10 different faculties/schools. There are more than 13,000 student registrations annually. Courses are available in the following degree areas: business, education, health, maritime studies, social work, and technology.
The unit provides logistical support on behalf of the academic units toward the management, development and delivery of the University's distance education program. Specifically, Distance Education and Learning Technologies acts as ombudsman to distance education students, serves as a point of contact for students, and provides a student services office.
The University's distance education courses are delivered through the use of multimedia including print materials (e.g. manual, collection of readings, textbook), web based and video/audio programs. The precise combination of educational media employed varies with each course. Currently, there are more than 150 courses offered online.
Distance education courses provide a standard of instruction equivalent
to on-campus courses. Students receive full university credit for distance
education courses (excluding certificate credit courses of the certificate
programs in Career Development, Criminology, Municipal Administration, and
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