A lot has changed ever since the technology began to rule the world. Change in the lifestyle, in the food, in the communication modes, so much so that the one-on-one communication between a student and a teacher in a classroom is now termed as age old tradition. Notebooks have been replaced by I-pads, Tablets and Laptops, and a classroom can be carried anywhere, even to the comforts of one’s bedroom.
Education is one aspect where the changes brought in by the technology are much appreciated by all folks. Distance education is another paradigm to education however its popularity amongst the significant population speaks volumes of its benefits.
Unlike the normal Education system, Distance Education courses have no age bar and can be pursued by people of all age groups, giving opportunities to learn even to the old. From secondary to P.hD through distance learning, everyone can learn. A large number of Distance education courses are provided by many Universities all around the world. Students have various options to choose from the list of courses based on their interests without having to think of travelling across the countries or continents.
Distance Education has made life easy for those who cannot afford to travel and pursue their education as a regular student. Further time constraints are a major issue for students, limited and restricted by the fixed class timings. Both the teacher and students have to be co-dependent on their availability to conduct a class, however this is not so in the case of pursuing Distance education courses. Students enrolled here are free from all these limitations and can conduct a session coordinating with the teacher as per their schedule. Also the students are given the flexibility to complete their course on their own pace. They are neither bound by the teacher nor by the time to study in a particular manner and during a particular time. Apart from it, Students during the video sessions and through conferences get to interact with students all round world. Not only do they have diversity in their batch mates they also have the advantage of being taught by the best teachers from throughout the world.
Distance Education has proved to be a savior for those who are already engaged in a job or are working somewhere but wish to continue with education. Having enrolled themselves in distance education courses they gift themselves the luxury of their own comforts of place and of time. The entire world today is running a race of reaching an undefined goal; time is most precious for them. Distance Education courses are serving the purpose without having to compromise with the quality. The fact that these courses are available at a much lower cost than the regular courses; it has broken the barriers for those who are financially challenged to pursue their dreams.
With plenty of advantages, Distance Education Courses are sure to be counted as efficient and effective and not just a secondary paradigm to education.