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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Presidents of about 150 open and distance learning universities from around the world are taking part in a major conference which opened in Dubai today (November 13).
ICDE is a network of 100 educational institutions worldwide working to promote open and distance learning, and provide opportunities for exchange of educational best practices.
The Conference is being held under the theme 'Open and Distance Education (ODE): Barriers, Opportunities & Strategies Forward' to discuss major challenges and obstacles regarding the implementation of open and distance learning from both an international and regional perspective.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.
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.
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.
The AT&T Global Distance Learning Initiative will be managed by the ICDE, a global membership organization for open and distance learning institutions, corporations and government agencies in the field of open and distance learning.