Traditional learning programs utilize the long-established technique of on-campus classroom meetings for delivering course information and facilitating student conversation and debate. Students meet at an assigned time and place to partake in class lectures, labs, study groups, and exams.
Blended learning is a student-centered approach to creating a learning experience whereby the learner interacts with other students, with the instructor, and with content through thoughtful integration of online and face-to-face environments.
Distance learning programs deliver course materials via webinars, live streaming lectures, asynchronous lectures, PowerPoint presentations and content management systems. Group discussions and communication between faculty and students transpire by means of email, message boards, screen sharing, and face time.