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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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For rural districts, distance learning is a viable long-term solution for "dealing with the teacher shortages, small budgets in rural districts and meeting the requirements of the highly qualified teacher of the No Child Left Behind ad," Saffer says.
A codec (short for compressors/decompressors) can also play a key role in a distance learning presentation system.
Results of the survey support the conclusion that there is a need for, as well as a willingness to pursue, distance learning within the security assistance community.
Leavitt's interest in online and distance learning was strong.
Through distance learning, organizations can provide a much broader selection of course topics," Anderson says.
Based on our results, it appears that distance learning can be a viable option for delivering training to current and future supported employment professionals.
Whatever the cost, agencies can find ways to pay for distance learning programs.
Comband will provide systems integration services to Telecommunications de Mexico (Telecomm) which will provide the distance learning services to Mexico's public school system under an agreement with Mexico's Secretary of Education.
Mrdjenovich added, "Furthermore, we are currently developing an integrated distance learning solution that will include all the e-learning capabilities of our WebTech business and the network management capabilities most recently acquired through Ai Metrix, which will result in a very powerful and competitive solution to take to all of these markets.
Since our study entails college students, the effectiveness of distance learning for adults is of particular interest.
But Harvard's foray into distance learning is not new.

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