College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
CSI Campus

Department of Nursing
 Distance Learning (Online Learning)

Distance education is defined as a planned teaching-learning process that uses one or more technologies as a conduit for learning when students are separated from the instructor, requiring regular, substantive and supportive instructor-student and student-student interactions.  Interactions may be in real-time (synchronous) or delayed (asynchronous). The technologies may include but are not limited to the Internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or  DVDs, and CD-ROMs, if they are used in conjunction with any of the prior technologies.