Distance education

Distance education is education undertaken by students in a setting remote from the physical campus of the higher educational institution. It implies a geographical or temporal separation between the teacher/instructor and student for most of the instruction:

• Quasi-permanent separation of the teacher and learner throughout the length of the learning process; this distinguishes it from face-to-face education.

• Providing  influence of an educational organization both in the planning/preparation of learning materials and in the provision of student support services; thus distinguishing it from private study and teach-yourself programs.

• Use of technical media;  Print, audio, video or computer,  uniting teacher and student  by carrying the content of the course.
• Provision of two-way communication so that the student may benefit from or even initiate dialogues; this distinguishes it from other uses of technology in education.
• Quasi-permanent absence of the student  group throughout the length of the learning process so that people are  taught as individuals and not in groups, with the possibility of occasional meetings.