Distance learning is where students educate themselves without in-person interaction among peers or an instructor. Instead, students rely on the internet for their course delivery, which generally involves webinars, videos, online texts and audio. Distance learning is a form of online learning since it almost always occurs over the internet.
Distance learning refers to students educating themselves remotely, usually completed online. Some see distance learning as a more convenient and cost-effective option to traditional learning since students do not attend in-person classes but instead, they work through a course on their own time.