Wikipedia information about Distance education
Distance education Distance education means that teaching is not tied to a specific place, for example a classroom, and that teachers and students do not meet very often, but the knowledge transfer takes place in written form and / or via video / web conferences. Historically, correspondence courses have been the most common, but nowadays it is common for contacts to take place via the internet. Due to this technological development and implementation of web-based portals and learning platforms, it has become both easier and more efficient to study at a distance. This has led to a faster pace of interaction and questions can be answered directly, you can have a more personal contact with your distance teacher, etc. In Sweden, distance education has existed for over 100 years. Today, distance education is very common, mainly in universities, colleges and other adult education as well as at upper secondary school level and in folkbildning (folk high schools and study associations), where the term flexible learning is used. What you gain in comparison with close learning is flexibility in time, pace and space.