Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Distance Education With E-learning

Distance education has gained its popularity with the passage of time, as most of the universities have commenced with correspondence education and has been introducing large number of courses under this domain. This education system has popularized with the incorporation of e-learning techniques and utilization of online programs by the distance learning institutes and have availed general masses as learning and acquiring a degree has become much easier.

Distance learning is beneficial for those who cannot afford to attend regular classes or do not have ample amount of money to spend on education. Sometimes people from remote areas do not get access to quality education therefore distance education is a lucrative option for them. Also, sometimes due to abundant course free, many students do not get access to education but with nominal fee structure and easy availability distance education proves out fruitful to them.

The significant aspect of distance learning is its flexibility, as students receive ample time to prepare for their course. Also, many institutes facilitate the students by the online classes which can be viewed again and again. Distance education program is preferred by all age groups and is adopted by many of the people who want to attain education along with their occupation.  The online assignments and online exams save a lot of time, as people do not have to commute to far off places and can take their exams from specified test centers.  The online assignments can be taken from personal computers.  Moreover, the scorecard and the significant information can also be viewed online.

Distance education program has proved out to be a great opportunity for the young as well as elderly people who believe that learning is an ongoing process. Also, the introduction of e-learning technique in such programs has facilitated its students with raised standards.

Photo Courtesy: Renjith Krishnan

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