- A system and a process that connects learners with distributed learn- ing resources characterized by: 1) asynchronous learning, e.g. the separation in time between instructor and learner, among learners, or between learners and learning resource (example: use of interactive CD training programs); and 2) synchronous learning, e.g. the direct interaction be- tween the learner and the instructor, among learners, or between learners and learning resources conducted through one or more media (example: use of satellite broadcasting). Use of electronic media is not required. (United States Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People
Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2000.)
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