distance education

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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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I will close with a quote from one of our most distinguished alumni, the late Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who once said of the Naval War College correspondence course, "I regarded that course as one of the most valuable experiences that I had," and that "it gave an excellent indication to the people in the office of Chief of Naval Personnel, when they were looking for someone to do a job, to look down the list of the people who had completed the Naval War College correspondence course and say, 'Well, here is a guy who can stick with it.
You'll see that we are moving away from a strictly paper-based correspondence course.
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.
Reaching out to new markets and geographic territories has been achieved for many years through distant extension sites, televised courses, paper-and-pencil correspondence courses, computer-based programs, and two-way interactive satellite broadcasts.
I knew I wanted to dance but I wasn't sure if I wanted to try to be in a professional ballet company or if I wanted to be in college and dance later," she said, adding that she plans to take one or two college correspondence courses this year at the suggestion of her parents.
While the concept of "distance" education through correspondence courses is not new, the use of the Internet as a delivery tool takes the idea to a new level.
In the meantime, anyone seriously interested in learning about the Catholic faith without having to travel might consider taking some correspondence courses with "The Catholic Distance University" centred in Hamilton, Virginia.
Amin will also meet Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi as well as visit educational facilities which offer correspondence courses, such as those using the Internet or television and radio, the Foreign Ministry's Assistant Press Secretary Daisuke Matsunaga said.
It amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to exempt courses offered through telecommunications from certain limitations on student financial assistance with respect to correspondence courses.
In 1995 there were several hundred distance learning students at Weber State University (WSU), primarily engaged in correspondence courses.
Under the revision, students studying at universities will be allowed to earn 60 credits by such Internet courses out of 124 credits required for graduation, while students taking correspondence courses at universities will be allowed to earn all of their credits for graduation.
Determined to help his wife of 20 years lose weight, Ken spent hours on the Internet doing correspondence courses on pyschotherapy, diet and alternative therapies.

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