Distance & Continuing Education - University of Florida

Office of
Distance Learning

Our Mission

To expand access to UF by collaborating with faculty and staff to align objectives and coordinate resources for developing and administering distance learning programs focused on student success

In 1919, the Correspondence Study Department was organized under the General Extension Division, and the rest is history! Over the years, our name has changed—our mission and purpose have not.

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By supporting faculty efforts to develop and deliver the highest quality online programs and transform learning in the digital age, we have the opportunity to enhance the educational impact of our departments and university on a global scale.


See how we're using data to advance digital and tech-enabled learning at UF.

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What People Say

[ODL] has been a long-standing vested champion of ours that has committed the time and interest to really understand what urban and regional planning is as a discipline of study and field of practice first—and then apply their innovative marketing tools and strategies as we collaboratively amplify our unique online program.

Jocelyn Widmer, Ph.D.

Director, Online Master's in Urban & Regional Planning