Distance education

Distance education

Educational situation in which the instructor and students are separated by time, location, or both. Education or training courses are delivered to remote locations via synchronous or asynchronous means of instruction, including written correspondence, text, graphics, audio- and videotape, CD-ROM, online learning, audio- and videoconferencing, interactive TV, and FAX.

Distance education does not preclude the use of the traditional classroom. The definition of distance education is broader than and entails the definition of e-learning.