distance education

(redirected from Distance course)

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 competition consisted of two main races: a long course and a middle distance course, with competitors' finishing times combined to give the overall finishing places for each school team.
The school offers a one-year online and distance course.
They also address research and theory related to experts, including the design, delivery, and evaluation of a distance course in a vocational higher education institution; standards and competencies for online instructors as distance education experts; identifying and examining degree-granting programs for these experts; how learners and educators perceive the role of distance education educators; the construction of a single pervasive intellectual environment for e-education services based on the concept of Triple H-avatar; faculty development; and the role of education in the creation of information as a global public good.
Kicking off at 7am, Tri Liverpool saw age-group competitors complete a standard distance course with an early morning 1,500m open water swim from Wapping Dock, a 40km cycle loop of the city centre and 10km run to the finish, against the backdrop of Liverpool's World Heritage waterfront.
So DEDT contributes to the literature, because besides the investigation of perceived performance of the course, the model also considers the expectations that the student has about a distance course, a fact that minimizes the absence of a longitudinal study.
5 K run sprint distance course has also been set for triathletes 13 to 14 years old.
As distance learning becomes more prevalent and higher education institutes continue to expand and diversify distance course delivery methods, more and more educators and organizations have become concerned with the quality of distance education (Abdous, 2010; Rovai & Downey, 2010; Yang, 2010).
In these cases, the distance educator acts alone, and more focus should have been given to managing all aspects of a distance course oneself.
gt;> The long distance course consists of a 3km swim, a 200km bike ride and 20km run.
Although the instruments were designed to learn of the students' use of reading strategies, motivation, and perceptions such as difficulties with the platform, time invested material and the role of the teacher, we decided to use only the information regarding to the perceptions the students had about the web-based distance course for the purpose of this study.
In a study that compared nonverbal immediacy expectations of students taking a distance course and a live course at the Dallas County Community College District, Witt and Wheeless (1999) reported that live students expected higher levels of nonverbal immediacy than the distance students.

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