Distance learning is the process of learning remotely that is done online and does not involve being in contact with a teacher or tutor in a class room.
Distance learning has its advantages and disadvantages. There is a lot to consider before registering for a distance learning program and you should endeavor that the program and process meets your needs and aspirations.
ADVANTAGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING
WORK AND LEARN
There are people who are working and busy and cannot attend traditional schools because they hardly have the time. With distance learning this is not an issue as they can learn at their own pace as you do not have keep up with a strict time table.
SAVES TIME AND MONEY
The cost of fees for distance learning in some cases is cheaper than learning in a school, also you save money on commuting to school as you can learn from home or your office.
You can learn from any where provided there is a computer and internet connection. This makes learning convenient.
DISADVANTAGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING
NO SOCIAL INTERACTION
You can relate with people online through chats and mails but this is not the same as being in a class with other students.
REQIURES THE USE AND ABILITY TO USE TECHNOLGY
There are people who do not have access to a computer or are not comfortable with the computer and have a hard time adapting to new technology. Learning this way will be difficult for them.