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distance learning Syllabification: dis·tance learn·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdistəns ˌlərniNG/

Definition of distance learning in English:


A method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or classes are conducted by correspondence or over the Internet, without the student’s needing to attend a school or college. Also called distance education.
Example sentences
  • They can be full-time, part-time, delivered through local further education colleges, or distance learning.
  • The students' opinions of distance learning versus traditional methods yielded mixed results.
  • I looked into a few non-traditional distance learning programs, and found a great one at Goddard College.
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