About Distance Learning
Distance education or distance learning is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom.
Some of the highlights of Distance Learning are as follows:-
Educational Opportunity for Working People/ Engaged in Other Activities: allow aspirants to pursue higher / professional education without uprooting them from their work place/ residence
Flexi –Time: student can pursue dual qualifications, in their own time; they can pursue on-campus learning from a near-by institution and simultaneously pursue their choice of professional programs through distance learning, in their spare time.
Student-centric Teaching: User – friendly offline as well as online interactive course material, with instruction and continuous monitoring and evaluation.
Interactive Teaching: Supports learners through available means of communication, arranging special sessions for face-to-face interaction with faculty and subject experts.
Cost-effective and Portable: It helps the specially under privileged classes of people like housewives and senior citizens of the society to undertake studies in the areas of their choices creating least burden on their families or themselves
Technology and Learning Resources: Benefits can be multiplied with the use of IT and local learning support facilities
Employer advantages: Sponsoring employers benefit from the knowledge, skills and competencies their employees gain during and after distance learning tenure
Choices of Career: Students can choose a career path they wish to pursue and register for the program accordingly; also enhance their present competencies and prepare themselves for a promising tomorrow.
Expanding access: distance education can assist in meeting the demand for education and training demand from the general populace and businesses, especially because it offers the possibility of a flexibility to accommodate the many time-constraints imposed by personal responsibilities and commitments.
Alleviate capacity constraints: being mostly or entirely conducted off-site, the system reduces the demand on institutional infrastructure such as buildings.
Disabilities, Handicaps, or Sicknesses: There are many students who are unable to go to a traditional school setting because they cannot get around easily, or some may have a suppressed immune system and get sick from other students. Distance education can help in those cases because the students will not have to leave their homes or be around other people. It makes it possible for these students to still learn and be able to get a good education.
Equal Opportunity to Education Regardless of Socioeconomic Status: Students have the opportunity to receive equal education regardless of income status, area of residence, gender, race, age, or cost per student.