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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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