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distance learning

education in which students receive instruction over the Internet, from a video, etc., instead of going to school.
Also called distance education, e-learning. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for distance learning

distance learning

a teaching system consisting of video, audio, and written material designed for a person to use in studying a subject at home
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Contemporary definitions for distance learning

an educational system, often postgraduate, in which students have minimal or no residency at the institution itself; also called [distance education], correspondence course


Electronic media have pretty much replaced correspondence for distance learning.

See telelearning

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