Center for Distributed Learning


The Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) serves as the central agent for online learning at UCF, providing leadership in distance learning policies, strategies, and practices.

CDL’s primary websites are which contains information and support materials for prospective and current students, and, a resource for faculty and staff teaching online courses at UCF.

Dynamic growth, changing student demographics, an increasing need for accessible lifelong learning, and advances in information technologies have transformed the educational environment.   The University of Central Florida responds to these trends by providing a wide range of distributed learning strategies that provide flexibility and access to academic programs and students. Our goal is to be leaders in the strategic application of new, leading-edge technologies for learning.

Quick Facts:

  • UCF currently offers fourteen undergraduate degree completion programs, and dozens of graduate degree and certificate programs via online delivery.
  • In the Fall 2012 semester nearly 29,000 UCF students enrolled in at least one web or video based course.
  • In the Fall 2012 semester over 6,200 UCF students took only online classes.
  • Since its inception, over 1,000 faculty have completed IDL 6543, our flagship faculty development program for online instruction.