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Tele-Learning

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Distance learning; telElearning; TelElearning; Tele-education

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Tele-learning (alternatively written as telElearning or TelElearning) is also referred to as tele-education, and in contexts where technologies are used widely to support learning and teaching, it can be included as an element of distance learning, Elearning, e-learning, technology-based learning, or information and communications technology (ICT)-based learning. The term “Tele-learning” is made up of two component words: tele (from the Greek τηλέ, meaning “far off” or “at a distance”) and learning. The “tele” component of the term (referring to uses of telecommunications) distinguishes it from distance learning (which could be paper-based only) and other elements in technological learning practices that are not designed for use “at a distance.” Collis (1998) defines Tele-learning as “using telematics for learning-related purposes … this definition does not say anything about geographical distance, one...

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Passey, D. (2012). Tele-Learning. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_550

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