distance learning

Definitions

General English

Electronics

  • Learning in which one or more of the following are true: the instructor or instructors are geographically separated from the student or students, one or more of the students is separated from the rest of the students, or one or more learning resources is available from a remote location. Such learning may incorporate computers, TV, satellite communications, and the Internet. Also called distance education, or teleteaching.
  • synonymdistance education

Human Resources

  • noun learning in one’s own time away from the centre producing the course, by mail, radio, television or by occasional visits to centres

Information & Library Science

  • noun courses which can be studied at home and sent to a tutor by mail or e-mail
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