It is especially important to note that nothing is lost when a course is delivered by distance through CDLI. Students in the Science courses do the same core labs they would do in a face-to face classroom. Students in Core French, for example, devote the same attention to speaking and listening skills as they would do to reading and writing skills. Music students practice and perform, just as they would in a face to face classroom.
Of course the actual methods by which these outcomes are achieved may differ somewhat from those used in the face to face classroom. Fortunately, modern communication and learning technology is such that suitable activities are now available that the students face no disadvantage owing to the distances. If you are interested in learning more about the specifics, further information regarding the courses, including descriptions, evaluation schemes and course-specific information can be found here.