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distance learning

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

distance learning

Obtaining education and training from a remote teaching site via TV, the Internet or private education network. Distance learning actually dates back hundreds of years, but not by electronic means. In the mid-1800s, the University of London offered distance learning degrees. See videoconferencing.
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The majority of the courses offered at this time are by instructors who have taught at least two to three years over the distance learning system," explains Loraine Saffer, director of technology for Southeastern BOCES.
After all, early distance Learning systems suffered from bandwidth bottlenecks that caused grainy video, fuzzy audio, and plenty of student frustration.
based in Redwood Shores, California, turned to distance learning in a big way when it launched Oracle University.
An overwhelming eighty-five percent indicated they would be willing to participate in security assistance training through distance learning.
Beginning in late 1998, the UALC Distance Learning Committee and the UALC Reference/Instruction Committee worked together to discuss providing better online instruction for distance learners statewide.
Distance learning can help close the gap between frontline workers' skill level and the increasingly complex demands being placed upon them.
The form posed questions specific to the use of distance learning as an educational medium and the strategies used to enhance course instruction.
Administrators should seek assistance before they establish distance learning programs.
The distance learning program was introduced by Multivision, Mexico's largest pay TV operator.
Charlie Mrdjenovich, President of SYS' Logic Innovations division, said: "This project demonstrates SYS' ability to work very closely with Lehigh personnel to develop the features and functionality that are critical for providers of distance learning programs.
Formal distance learning has been a part of education for more than a century, and the preponderance of research is supportive.
Initially cautious in its approach to distance education, Harvard previously declined an invitation to join a distance learning alliance among Yale, Princeton, and Stanford in February 2000.

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