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distance learning

noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for distance-education

distance learning

noun
1.
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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Contemporary definitions for distance-education
noun

an educational system, often postgraduate, in which students have minimal or no residency at the institution itself; also called [distance education], correspondence course

Examples

Electronic media have pretty much replaced correspondence for distance learning.

See telelearning

Word Origin

1972-77

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