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dis·tance ed·u·ca·tion

(dis'tăns ej'yū-kā'shŭn)
Planned learning pursued in a place other than where the instruction is offered, using the Internet.

distance education

A formalized teaching system to disseminate knowledge between teachers and students who are separated in space (location), time, or both.
Synonym: distance learning
See also: education
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The Land Title Institute is eager is offer its two correspondence courses through the next generation of delivery -- the Internet -- and more importantly, to provide testing in a faster and more convenient manner.
The Department of Lifelong Learning at the University of Wales, Bangor, has been developing a range of different distance learning programmes, including the Welsh learners correspondence course through the post, the creative writing course delivered through e-mail to individual students, and the part-time BA honours degree in Internet Learning and Organisations which is taught through distance learning, using the latest technology to create a userfriendly learning environment through the internet.
uk) assigns a personal tutor to each of its correspondence course students.
Each module of the program is convenient and accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week online or by correspondence course.
It may draw upon resources which are physically distant from the location where learning is taking place and may include the use of one or more of the following media; correspondence course materials, audio/videotapes, Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROMs), audio/video tele-training, interactive television, and video conferencing to provide right-time and right-place learning.
Because he was largely self-taught (he'd taken a correspondence course in photography in 1947 but failed his final exam), van der Elsken was less interested in technical perfection than in atmospheric zip.
This work was used as the basis for many of the historical lectures that appeared in the correspondence course for pastors of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of the USSR as well as chapters 1-7 in the history, ISTORIYA EVANGEL'SKIKH KHRISTIAN-BAPTISTOV VSSR, which the All-union Council of Evangelical Christians-Baptists published in 1989.
A FLEDGLING magician, who learned his hocus-pocus through a correspondence course, called a volunteer on stage in Kenya so he could saw her in half.
Using means as simple as videocassettes or as sophisticated as two-way audio and video teleconferencing systems, distance learning has become the correspondence course of the 21st century.
Ironically, after the Bradbury was completed and Wyman's reputation as an architect assured, he decided to--of all things--take a correspondence course in architecture.
Kirov in 1979 specializing in "Machinery and equipment of chemical plants , and 1991he competed a correspondence course of the Finance and Economics Institute specializing in Economics and Production Management .
After serving in WWII, he took a correspondence course in writing and later returned to the Lake District, working as a regional organizer and as the first warden of the Lake District National Park.

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