The evolution of the European structure brought about the promotion of the distance education as a new strategy for the 3rd Millennium. Its development was due to the even more diversified work market and the expansion of communication techniques. In the modern society ruled by new forms and levels of competition, education became a top priority. As a consequence, the policy of education, especially the academic one, needs to be perceived from a totally new perspective. In a world where there are no longer boundaries for information and communication techniques the part played by universities changed accordingly. In this context, distance education represents an important step in the evolution of teaching. The progress of modern society demands new types of teaching which should increase the professional preparation, allowing general access to higher education forms.
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