Meaning of “distance learning” in the English Dictionary

"distance learning" in Business English

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distance learningnoun [ U ]

uk us

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.

internet-based distance-learning courses
She teaches law through a distance-learning program at a college in California.

(Definition of “distance learning” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)