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.
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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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Guatemalan political analyst Gustavo Gatica, a researcher with Costa Rica's Centro de Investigacion en Cultura y Desarrollo at Universidad Estatal a Distancia (Culture and Development Research Center of the State Distance University, CICDE-UNED) agrees that intra-regional trade should be boosted.
A total of 2.54 million students attend distance university programs.
Colombia's National Open and Distance University (Unad) is doing something of the sort.
The author credits some contributors, but he has essentially shaped the whole presentation, which is based on almost two decades of work at the LICEF research center at Tele-universite, Canada's oldest distance university. Modeling was the primary tool for investigating the complexities of teaching and learning at a distance--to understand and improve the design, production, and delivery of material in the interests of transmitting knowledge.
He was an instructor in Theology as well as Chaplain for one of SSMTC's affiliates, the cyberspace based at Regina Coeli Academy (RCA), and a member of the faculty of the Catholic Distance University (CDU) in Hamilton, VA.
He says and I will conclude with this statement: "It seems to me impossible to understand fully the contemporary debates about the environment, or climate change, or genetic engineering, or alternative medicine, or extraterrestrial life, or the nature of consciousness, or even the existence of God, without knowing how these arose from the hopes and anxieties of the Romantic generation."--Bevil Bramwell, Catholic Distance University.
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.
This fall she wants to study psychology through distance university education, which she hopes will lead to a counselling career in her community.
The new distance university offers a campus without horizons.
Watson's plea is to restore the profound service that the practice of law is meant to render to a society.--Bevil Bramwell, Catholic Distance University.

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