SUNY Learning Network
The SUNY Learning Network (SLN) is a way that students can study and take classes at any time and from any place. The SLN is an asynchronous learning network (ALN). An ALN eliminates the constraints of time and location that higher education normally places on students and emphasizes innovative instruction and learning. The activities of a traditional class are the same -- students read course materials, write papers, do research, and communicate with their instructor and fellow students. However, the course design facilitates these activities through a computer network. The learning is both interactive with faculty and collaborative with other students.