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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He started an online master's program, but it was too expensive, and he is trying to figure out how to apply for Section 8 housing, he said.
He identified the online master's program at Kent State as a good match for his needs and enrolled in the program in 2010.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently announced that it has launched a part-time online master's program in Robotics Engineering, making it among the first college in the country to offer such a program.
Originally called the Air Command Staff School, the Air Command and Staff College began its residence program for majors in 1946 and has produced over 38,000 graduates, so it has some 60 years of educational experience to draw upon compared to the relatively new online Master's program described below.
Today, the school's on-campus and online bachelor of science (BS) programs have more than 150 majors, and an exclusively online master's program that has existed for only two years has 35 enrollees, with many young people eagerly pursuing a career path as an addiction professional.
By completing the Air Command and Staff College Online Master's Program in Joint Warfare Concentration, majors and major-selects earn both IDE credit and a master's degree.
In an effort to address the national shortage of qualified K-12 science teachers, UMassOnline, the online arm of the University of Massachusetts system, has begun offering an online master's program to develop science teachers for elementary and middle schools.
It is the only online master's program offered at CSUN, although a master's degree in engineering management is being developed, said Tyler Blake, executive director of distance learning for CSUN.
Sinclair got the idea for an online master's program after trying to televise courses to classrooms by satellite and videotaping classes, then mailing them to students.

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