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Chapter 4, §4.103(9) of Coordinating Board Rules defines a distance education course as a "…course in which the majority of the instruction occurs when the students and the instructor are not in the same physical setting. A course is considered to be offered by distance education if students receive more than one-half of the instruction at a different location than the instructor. A distance education course can be delivered synchronously or asynchronously to any single or multiple location(s) through electronic, correspondence, or other means. The course may be formula-funded or offered through extension, and it may be delivered to on-campus students and those who do not take courses on the main campus.

A distance education degree or certificate program is defined as “…a program in which a student may complete more than one-half of the semester credit hours required for the program through any combination of electronic and off-campus delivery methods.”

Electronic to Individuals (Internet)


Off Campus (Face-to-Face)


Off Campus (Electronic to Groups)