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Distance education (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Distance education
Used for/see from:
  • Distance learning

Here are entered general works on the various forms of supervised study, usually in the field of adult education, supported by tutors and an organization at a distance from the student communicating via written, audiovisual, or electronic media.

Distance learning and supported open learning worldwide, c1997.

OED Online, March 14, 2003 (Distance learning: education (esp. at tertiary level) in which contact between students and teacher is principally by correspondence or broadcast programmes, rather than face to face)

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