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Encyclopedia > Distance learning
Merging and redirecting this article into Distance education may be desirable.   (Discuss)

Distance Learning is learning carried out apart from the usual classroom setting; in an asynchronous setting. Distance learning traditionally takes the form of special "learning modules" delivered to the learner via mail, completed by the student, and returned to the instructor. With the advent of the internet, a new type of learning online has become possible (see E-learning; however, this has not yet supplanted traditional distance learning). Additional types of asynchronous learning, as offered by Western International University, via newsgroups setup through the student login page at the WIU campus website onto the students Outlook Express. As of now Outlook Express is the only e-mail client that the website supports. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Distance education is a method of teaching in which the students are not required to be physically present at a specific location during the term. ... A British pillar box The postal system is a system by which written documents typically enclosed in envelopes, and also small packages containing other matter, are delivered to destinations around the world. ... Typical Managed Learning Environment with a navigation menu and online community building tools. ...


The Open University in the UK specializes in distance learning for adults. Open University Logo © Open University The Open University (OU) is a distance learning university which has students all over the UK and accepted its first students in 1971. ...


The U.S. company The Teaching Company offers lectures by top professors in over 150 subjects, recorded on VHS tape and DVD. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... The Teaching Company is an American company that produces recordings of lectures by university professors. ... Top view VHS cassette with US Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, better known by its acronym VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (with some of its critical technology under lucrative... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


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To keep up with recent developments in both areas of technologies and techniques related to distance education programs, educators, administrators, and researchers are in constant needs of learning about issues, solutions, and challenges of these technologies.
With more than 2,000 terms and definitions and over 6,000 additional references, this authoritative 4-volume encyclopedia is considered the foremost reference source for the latest understanding, discoveries, and research in the field of distance learning.
The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (4 volume set) is an excellent source of comprehensive knowledge and literature on the topic of distance learning programs.
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The editors of the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning intended to open up the imagination of readers to the possibilities that distance education offers in all levels and dimensions of education, and to help readers easily follow the evolution and developments of the field.
One of the main contributions of the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning is its extensive coverage of topics regarding distance learning.
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