In today’s world of technology and innovation, education takes on a new identity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of distance education.


Today, students electing to continue their education and study independently can access online tools and resources that are designed to enhance the learning experience and help them succeed. Courses that integrate printed material with web based components are often referred to as “blended learning” models.


“By the time a student has completed a blended learning course, they will have acquired not only the knowledge associated with the course but also they will have enhanced their technical acumen and personal discipline.” says Sarah Irwin, managing director of the Independent Learning Centre (, Ontario’s designated provider of distance education.