What is Distance Education?
Distance Education is simply learning from a distance, usually from home, or from a conveniently located off-campus site. Distance Education allows students to earn college credits, even entire degrees, usually without ever leaving home.
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is a Web-based course management system that allows faculty to create Web sites for courses that enhance or deliver course instruction. Students enrolled in courses supported with Blackboard have access to support materials posted by the instructor (using syllabi and assignments), links to Web-based materials, discussion boards and chat rooms, and online quizzing. Each instructor customizes his or her course, using a variety of “tools” as mentioned above.