Distance-learning meaning

Education obtained remotely, often involving written correspondence material together with audio-visual material transmitted via the internet and, sometimes, summer schools and local tutorials.
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Obtaining education and training from a remote teaching site via TV, the Internet or private education network. Distance learning actually dates back to the mid-1800s when the University of London offered courses via mail. See e-learning and videoconferencing.
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Education in which students take academic courses by accessing information and communicating with the instructor over a computer network.
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Any system of individualized, esp. postsecondary instruction for students at a distance from a campus, utilizing the Internet, videoconferencing, preprogrammed courses, etc.
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