distance learning

distance learning

noun
education in which students receive instruction over the Internet, from a video, etc., instead of going to school.
Also called distance education.
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distance learning
 
n
a teaching system consisting of video, audio, and written material designed for a person to use in studying a subject at home

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Main Entry:  distance learning
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an educational system, often postgraduate, in which students have minimal or no residency at the institution itself; also called [distance education], correspondence course
Example:  Electronic media have pretty much replaced correspondence for distance learning.
Etymology:  1972-77
Main Entry:  distance learning
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See telelearning
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