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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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The processes by which health educators create and share information about distance education are relevant to the communication channels.
He said Distance Education has started various programmes including Master and Bachelor in Education, Economics, Political Science, Arabic and English for facilitation of outreach students who could not get admission in universities or postgraduate colleges due to some reasons.
Zawacki-Richter (2009) conducted a Delphi study to build consensus among a group of experts in distance education regarding the areas that should be researched in the field of distance education.
In 1971, when Fischler introduced the first doctoral distance education program, it certainly was the first of its kind.
In this regard, Gijselaers, Tempelaar, Keizer, Blommaert, Eugene Bernard, and Kaspe (2013) explain that the function of formal education is mainly filled by the teacher but in distance education there is high demand in designing and developing material keeping in view the learning objectives, application of knowledge and the characteristics of education.
The need for education in health, agriculture and environment has increased the demand for distance education. The educational and literacy problems are being solved by various colleges and universities through distance education in South Asia.
Distance education administrators polled by the ITC cited the struggle to provide student services as their most pressing issue.
V Sivaramakrishnan, President - Distributed Learning, Manipal Education says "We are thrilled to be ranked among India's premier Distance Education providers in the country.
We wanted to cover many aspects of distance education, not just options for gifted students, but also its use and applicability with educators of the gifted.

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