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Distance Learning

``Distance Education is an excellent option for a great many
             busy Americans who have a work life and a family life..."
                   - Lamar Alexander, former U.S. Secretary of Education

DEFINITION:

                  Distance Education is instructional delivery that does not constrain the student to be physically  present in the same location as the instructor. Historically, Distance Education meant correspondence study. Today, audio, video, and computer technologies are more common delivery modes.
                 The term Distance Learning is often interchanged with Distance Education. However, this is inaccurate since institutions/instructors control educational delivery while the student is responsible for learning. In other words, Distance Learning is the result of Distance Education.
                  Another term that has experienced some recent popularity is Distributed Education. This term may represent the trend to utilize a mix of delivery modes for optimal instruction and learning.
                 The Distance Learning Resource Network (DLRN), located at WestEd, is the dissemination project for the U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program.
 

 DISTANCE LEARNING FACT SHEET:

ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING
DELIVERY SYSTEMS
REAUTHORIZATION ACT
ACCREDITED DEGREES
RESOURCES FOR LEARNERS
SUPERSITE OPTIONS
WEST VIRGININA COUNTY SITES
WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

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