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    Distance learning is a type of education, typically college-level, where students work on their own at home or at the office and communicate with faculty and other students via e-mail, electronic forums, videoconferencing, chat rooms, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other forms of computer-based communication.

    Most distance learning programs include a computer-based training (CBT) system and communications tools to produce a virtual classroom. Because the internet and web are accessible from virtually all computer platforms, they serve as the foundation for many distance learning systems.

    Contrast with Web-based training.