Education is very important for the brain, without it, our society wouldn’t have the little sense that it has, to not go into chaos.
In today’s article, we are going to talk about, distance learning and how it can benefit the lives of many people.
If you don’t have what it takes, to actually go to class, sit down and listen to someone speak, then the traditional way of going to school is not for you.
The fortunate thing, for people, who can’t stand going to a class to learn something, is that these people can now learn things online, which has been proven to be valuable.
It is indeed a good thing that you and yours go to school, because it will only benefit you all as a family.
When a person attends classes and lectures, which are broadcasted and conducted, via the Internet, or by correspondence, then this is known as distance education.
Students, don’t have to be attached to a physical school or a college, in order for the students to be able to receive a degree from a college or university.
E-learning, is another term used for distance learning, and it has been formalized, to allow teachers and students to conduct school remotely, through electronic communication.
Distance learning is less expensive to support and people don’t have to travel great lengths, in order for them to receive top quality education.
Distance learning is able to offer a opportunity to people, which traditional education, has a difficulty doing, due to the fact that, there are no geographical constrains to consider.
When a person has a problem going to school, due to scheduling issues, or that person doesn't have the time to go to school, then distance learning would be ideal for that person.
Employees, can benefit from distance learning as well, due to the fact that distance education, has flexible time, and can be delivered virtually anywhere in the world.
The distance learning environment, would include technologies, such as voice-centered technology (CDs, MP3 recordings or webcasts), Computer-centered technology delivered over the Internet or corporate intranet and video technology such as videos, DVDs, and interactive video conferencing.
Distance learning is as effective as traditional education, because there is a lot of teacher to student and student to student interaction online, and students recieve feedback faster, during an online class as well, because emailing teachers is common.
Distance learning provides students, with materials and homework, which are produced by the University, college or learning provider, and this information can be sent directly to the student, or be accessed through the Internet.
The virtual learning environment can also provide tutorial support, via telephone, email or any other electronic communication means.
People who go to school online, have to also stay very discipline and remember to keep checking their student portal, to see what is going on in class.
Also students would usually have about a week to complete small assignments and quizzes, and have more than a week, to complete major assignments, such as a term paper, a midterm test or the final test.
Distance learning is not as easy as some people may think, in my opinion it is actually harder, but people have the freedom of attending class whenever it is convenient for the student.
Thank you, for reading this article!!!