TY - CHAP A1 - Ali Rıza Erdem ED1 - Paul Birevu Muyinda Y1 - 2012-09-19 PY - 2012 T1 - Strategic Decision of Non-Profit State Universities: Turning to Open and Distance Education N2 - Education has become the number one demanded commodity for social and economic transformation for both developing and developed economies. Thus the number of persons going and returning to school has become too big to be handled by existing brick and mortar learning institutions. Besides, the majority of lifelong learners do not have the time to become full-time students. Distance education is becoming the solution to the aforementioned challenges. It has been defined as the mode of study where the learner is separated in time and space from the institution and tutors providing the tuition. BT - Distance Education SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/48081 DO - 10.5772/48081 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-23 ER -