National Centre for Distance Education

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Centre national d'enseignement à distance
Established 1939
Type Public
Students 120,000
Location (various), (various), France
Website cned.fr

The National Centre for Distance Education (Centre national d'enseignement à distance or Cned in French) is a French public institution under the oversight of the Department of Education dedicated to providing distance learning material.

It was created in 1939 and provides on-line material since the mid-1990s. The 3000 programs it offers range from kindergarten to university level. In 2006, about 350,000 students were registered, 30,000 living outside of France. Of these, approximately 120,000 are higher education students ranging from polytechnic through to masters level.

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