Distance Education @ UK Universities and Colleges
Distance education is a method of teaching at a university in which the students are not required to be present in a classroom or any specific location. Usually course material arrives in the mail in the form of written materials, videos, audio tapes and CDs. However with the Internet email and the web are often used. Distance education is also a new term for correspondence courses which was originally intended for people who lived too far from towns or cities that provided higher education.