Online learning Assist DLI students to pursue their degree requirements outside of the traditional classroom setting and can accelerate or enhance their time to degree completion. DLI's online courses are especially important to students who are working professionals seeking a degree in their fields and to those students who cannot attend on-site classes because of work or family obligations. As stated in the Mission Statement, an additional and equally important benefit of online learning is that it helps students develop the technical skills and online learning strategies they need to pursue their future educational and professional goals.

Online learning also provides professional development opportunities for DLI faculty. By teaching online, faculty members learn to use instructional tools and strategies that are increasingly commensurate with student abilities, interests, and expectations. The faculty that teach at DLI have supported online education at the University through their full participation in a variety of relevant planning and advisory groups and by serving as online instructors.

Finally, online learning greatly benefits the University by increasing enrollments, thereby generating additional revenues. In good economic times, these revenues can be used to support important institutional priorities and initiatives.