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New Phase Of Learning: Online Degree Courses

Jul 10, 2008
Technology has changed the face of distance learning. From the mailbox to the internet, distance learning has gone through transformations that have made it what it is today. The print aspect of distance learning is still ever present because of the need to ensure that the student can read and write.

If you are a poor reader, you probably won't make a good distance learning student. Correspondence via the internet requires a good deal of reading and can pose a problem for the student who can't read. You need to be able to write too in order to pass any distance learning course.

If you want to avoid fraud in your search for an online distance degree institution, it's not enough if it has an email address. You should ensure that any online college that you have applied to has a physical address and a phone number that works. Bear in mind that a post office address is not an indication that an online college is genuine.

Distance education is also largely referred to as distance learning. It is a field of education focusing on teaching and leaning, using technology, and instructional systems. For the most part it focuses on adults, but more and more the younger generation is being involved in the design that aims to deliver education to students who are not physically "on site" at the college grounds.

All over the world, notwithstanding the fact that it is considered obsolete in some several circles, many institutions still use radio broadcasts in distance learning. In India for instance, the FM Channel is still very popular and used by universities to broadcast educational programs. One cannot argue against its effectiveness in this wise because India remains one of the world's leaders in technology advancements.

A common practice is to have students meet at a variety of designated places for their tests and exams, as in school. The difference with distance learning is that the person who invigilates may not be a lecturer at, just a paid, trusted representative of the school or professor. This way at least, you can be sure that not everyone is cheating.

Distance learning is devoid of the classroom setting. You can partake of a distance learning program in your home or during your lunch break. Distance learning is not determined by your position on the global map.

Don't be taken in by flashy online distance learning adverts that promise to give you the impossible. Distance learning online can be completed in a maximum of two years if you are serious. Any distance learning offer that promises a degree in less than a year should be ignored.
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