Alberta Distance Learning Centre

Alberta Distance Learning Centre

February 20, 2014 12:56 ET

ADLC Opens a New Door to Learning for Alberta Students With Lethbridge Office

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 2014) - Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) is opening new opportunities for ADLC students with a new storefront office in Lethbridge, increasing accessibility for southern Albertans to flexible learning options.

"This facility literally opens new doors for students who are looking to work face-to-face with instructors and counsellors. We pride ourselves on offering a flexible and accessible education to students who have diverse and evolving needs, and this new facility is just one more asset for students to utilize and benefit from," says Gary Frederickson, School Service Coordinator for ADLC.

The Lethbridge storefront will be the southern anchor providing support for the entire southern region of Alberta, with eight teachers being available to provide in-person assistance for students. In addition, there is a counsellor to offer support and advice to prospective students on what courses they may need to reach their specific goals.

Currently in Alberta, one out of every 11 students is enrolled in ADLC courses, with the new office further enhancing ADLC's ability to reach a broader student base. ADLC also provides support for teachers and schools looking to offer expanded curriculum that the school may not have resources.

"It is gratifying to see the Alberta Distance Learning Centre collaborating with school boards to provide cost effective blended learning opportunities in order to enrich the educational experiences of our students. I am excited about the opening of the new ADLC location in downtown Lethbridge. This new location will provide central access for students, close to existing bus routes thereby removing barriers for young people seeking to complete their high school education and mature students seeking adult upgrading," says Chris Spearman, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge.

For 90 years ADLC has offered distributed learning, an instructional model that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different, non-centralized locations so that instruction and learning can occur independent of time and place. The distributed learning model can be used in combination with traditional classroom-based courses and traditional distance education courses, or it can be used to create entirely virtual classrooms.

About ADLC:

Established in 1923 the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) is a critical partner in the Alberta education system, providing 21st century learning opportunities to meet the diverse and evolving needs of Alberta's students and the workplace.

ADLC, operated by Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7 under a service agreement with Alberta Education, offers educational opportunities to Grade 1-12 students and adult learners in print, online, and blended formats.

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