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Distance Education: What is it? And why is it Expanding so Rapidly?
Distance education: What is it? And why is it expanding so rapidly?

Distance education can be defined as any formal approach to instruction in which the majority of the instruction occurs while educator and learner are not in each other's physical presence. A wide range of instructional arrangements is encompassed by this definition. Indeed, distance education has existed for well more than a century, beginning with correspondence courses that were developed in the late 1800s. Lessons were mailed out, completed, returned to the instructor, graded, and then returned to the student along with the next lesson. Formal course credit (high school or college) could be completed in this manner, and eventually entire diplomas or ...

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