Distance education (or distance learning) is a form of education where the teacher and the student(s) are not at the same physical location.
It follows that the teaching must be done via some kind of medium or a collection of media. Print, film, television, radio and computer web sources have been used.
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William Rainey Harper, encouraged the development of external university courses at the new University of Chicago in the 1890s
Walton Hall, renovated in 1970 to act as the headquarters of the newly established Open University. (Artist: Hilary French)