distance education

(redirected from Open and Distance Learning)

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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Optimizing Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education Institutions
Faculty working in various fields in universities in Europe, Asia, Rwanda, and Brazil present 17 chapters on how higher education institutions around the world are customizing open and distance learning systems to enhance their reach, improve quality of delivery, and make education more affordable, as well as detailing their innovative experiences, best practices, and learning experiences.
31 -- Education beyond the Campus, the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning (DODL) of Lovely Professional University launched its Distance Education Study Programmes across the country.
LPU DE programmes are recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), an apex body for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system in India, and Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC for running Distance Education Programmes.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 6(3), 1-15.
There are three modes of open and distance learning institutions in the Arab world:
This paper, therefore, attempts some definition of open and distance learning as well as its practices with a view to advancing the prospects of open and distance as alternative system of higher education in Nigeria.
This paper surveys and evaluates the existing literature on open and distance learning, with particular emphasis on the management development field.
Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnerships, The Open University seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.
The Commonwealth of Learning Knowledge Finder portal is one of the world's largest aggregate sources of information and knowledge on open and distance learning.
The distinctions between types of open and distance learning broadly equate to the concept of learning at a time, place, and pace that best suits the learner.
One of the funded projects, headed by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, will support a collaboration among educational institutions in Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States to develop an international Graduate Teaching Certificate in Open and Distance Learning using telecommunications links, videoconferencing and the Internet.