Accessibility of higher education examined from the angle of distance education
Montréal, June 19, 2014 – In the latest edition of Pédagogie collégiale, Cégep à distance project manager Violaine Page presents an article called Accessibilité aux études supérieures et formation à distance (accessibility of higher education and distance education) which examines the levels of accessibility in the various components of distance education.
More than any other type of education, distance education embodies accessibility, with its use of new medias and the way it synchronizes the teaching and learning moments. Today, with the arrival of hybrid training which alternates classroom and distance methods and the advent of MOOCs (massive open online courses), accessibility is more present than ever and is expanding through the development of models that combine time and space flexibility.
Cégep à distance is an integral part of the Collège de Rosemont, offering programs in French that lead to a diploma of college studies (DEC, for its French acronym) or an attestation of college studies (AEC, for its French acronym). Some courses are also offered in English. Every year, some 18,000 people register for one or more of the 140 credit courses offered in French and English, for a total of 28,000 course registrations. All courses are offered in the continuous registration model.