The concept of distance education is not new. However, with advances in technology, it is being practiced in very new ways. People are using computers to access and acquire vast amounts of information. Distance education practices and procedures allow learners flexibility in terms of when and what to learn. The purpose of this issue of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is to present a variety of perspectives from a number of experienced distance educators regarding the impact of distance education on the field of adult and continuing education. The intent is to provide the reader with a greater understanding and appreciation of how to facilitate distance education. This is the 67th issue in the journal series "New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education." For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.