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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Islamabad -- Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was re-elected member of Executive Board of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) for two-year term.
AIOU was nominated by the Open Universities of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Sangi said, they held very fruitful and positive discussion with the heads and deans of Foreign Universities who participated in Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), held last week.
For me, the day was an opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of one of higher education's most adventurous and technologically advanced subcultures, the open universities and internationally oriented institutions.
True, but it's nonetheless an important model, not just for the open universities, but for higher education as a whole.
For example, there are Open Universities in Thailand and Korea with about 250,000 students in each.
Islamabad -- Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) got re-elected member of Executive Board of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) at an annual conference held in Manila, for two-year term.
Allama Iqbal Open University is only the University amongst all Open Universities around the world which started ICT training programme for tutors.
Besides this, they had recently held four international conferences to develop partnership with Open Universities of other countries in field of research and promoting academic exchange programmes, he added.
ISLAMABAD -- Government will encourage and support Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) to work jointly for the improving living conditions of the people of Asia through skill and technology-based quality education.
The efficiency of the system is evident from the fact that only in about forty years more than sixty open universities have been established in the world.
It may be a good beginning for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the education sector at the level of Open Universities.

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