Distance learning is a method of educational instruction to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as the classroom.

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Can international students study via distance without applying for a visa?

If an international student wants to study in a US degree program (AA, BA, MA, PhD, etc.), but entirely on-line while living in their home country, and without ever entering the US, can they skip all ...
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Will doing my CS PhD by distance learning make it harder to get a job as a professor?

I've seen very reputable universities such as Georgia Tech and Berkley, to name a few, offering MSc degrees in Computer Science through distance learning. However, I'm not seeing the same distance ...
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Are there forum-like collaborative Q&A/Annotation tools out there? [closed]

I’m teaching an introductory programming course using the Moodle platform and I find that the forums are not used as extensively as they could be. Especially, students ask duplicated questions, have a ...
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Entering academia as a high school dropout

I have a strong desire and determination to contribute to society by expanding the knowledge in my field of interest, but I feel that I am failing to get into a position to fulfill this dream. This is ...
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Are there any aspects of PhD work that do not translate well to distance learning?

In another question about distance PhDs (Do any schools offer teaching or research assistantships via distance education?), I received several comments noting that PhDs on-line are of inferior quality ...
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Do any schools offer teaching or research assistantships via distance education?

I would like to complete an MRes or PhD, but do not live in an area with any schools. I would rather not relocate. I see that many schools offer paid MRes or PhD programs entirely via distance. Do ...
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How can I prove that I didn't plagiarize?

This year I have decided to take a Computer Science course on FLVS, an online learning institution. Throughout the whole year, I worked well, and I had a lot of fun with the course. I was close to ...
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Can I pursue an MA and MBA simultaneously?

I am pursuing a masters degree in Economics (correspondence). I also want to enroll in a MBA program (correspondence). Am I allowed to do that?
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Regarding Phd in distance learning mode

I hold a bachelors in Engineering from an Indian university and have six years of work experience in the software industry. Is there any foreign university that offers a PhD related to finance in ...
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Distance learning: taken seriously?

I'm currently in the first year of a six year bachelor's degree aiming for astrophysics. The course is a home/distance learning setup run by the Open University. While I am enjoying it thoroughly, I ...
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How far do you commute to graduate school?

I decided that I want to go to graduate school. I started looking into some local schools, but none of them have any programs that are very appealing. I found a program that is two and a half hours ...
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How is PGCHE by distance learning viewed relative to in-class?

I've been told by some that online or distance learning PGCHE's (post grad certificate in higher education - basically a certificate in teaching), and distant learning in general, is seen as not ...
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Are there any decent online undergrad computer science degrees or courses

To keep it short I already have a BS and MS in a physical science from decent schools. I want to apply next year for a MS or PhD in ECE and thought I should get some formal programming on my ...
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Well-regarded institutions offering distance education (PG) in applied Math

Which are the well-regarded institutions in Europe (apart from the Open University in the UK) and America offering distance learning postgraduate degrees? I'm especially interested in Applied ...