Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning (DL) takes place when:

  • a student is primarily at a distance from the teacher,
  • whether he/she is at home; or
  • connected to teachers from another learning facility.

DL gives both rural and urban students in British Columbia improved access, more choice, and flexibility to learn outside classroom schedules.  The vision for DL is to provide a quality, dynamic and engaging learning environment that all students in the province can access. 

DL, where a B.C. certified teacher instructs the child’s educational program, is different from Homeschooling, where the parent or guardian is responsible for the child’s educational program.  See Distributed Learning vs. Homeschooling for differences.

The B.C. Government and its partners have created a DL framework that enables:
  • A flexible funding model so that all students can enrol anytime in the calendar year and students in Grades 10 to 12 can cross-enrol in more than one school.