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English definition of “distance learning”

distance learning

noun [U]    
a way of studying , especially for a degree , where you study mostly at home , receiving and sending off work by mail or over the internet : Interested students can get advanced degrees or simply upgrade their skills and knowledge via distance learning . We believe that distance learning offers a way of overcoming shortages of qualified instructors .
distance-learning adjective
(Definition of distance learning noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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