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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Distance Learning

The terms e-learning, distance education, distance learning, on-line learning, and distributed learning are used interchangeably to refer to a form of education and - or training where learning takes place without the physical presence of the instructor. Examples include written correspondence courses. computer-based training (CBT) such as CD-ROM or Web-based training, satellite-based video, and audio teleconferencing (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 458).

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