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Attending a traditional or residential learning environment to gain new knowledge or skills demand major time commitment. For working professionals with family responsibilities, the pursuit of knowledge and training in the traditional manner is gradually becoming unattainable (Atieh, 1998). However, advances in computer and communication technologies have provided new distributed learning opportunities for adult learners. Seidel and Chatelier (1994) define the term distributed learning as “multi-way knowledge dissemination among teams, crews, etc.” (p. 2). In this study I adapt the definition of distributed learning as an educational format that involves multidimensional interactions (e.g., collaborations, discussions, feedback, lectures, etc.) among teachers and learners, at a distance, utilizing a variety of computer and telecommunication technologies