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Distance Education

Distance Education is a term used to describe a Teaching-Learning situation where the Student/Learners and Teachers/Lecturers are separated from one another most of the time. It involves the use of various media and limited face to face.

Its Teaching-Learning strategies help overcome space and time separation between educators and learners.

In general the basic characteristics are: -

  • Separation of teacher and students;

  • It operates in an educational/institutional setting;

  • Uses technical communication media;

  • Endeavors to provide two-way communication;

  • More of individual learning with less group learning;

  • An industrialized form of education;

  • Involves privatization of learning;

  • It is cheaper for marginal increase in number and benefits from economies of scale;