Merit and Demerit of Distance Learning Programs.

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Merit and Demerit of Distance Learning Programs.

Distance learning is a way which allows any individual to complete any course of their choice anywhere and anytime. It helps students who are not able to be physically present at college. Distance learning program enables students as well as professionals to fill their educational aspirations.

There are advantages of this type of education as well as disadvantages, following are the advantages and disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES:

  1. Job and studies at the same time:

This way of learning helps individuals at work to handle both, their work commitments and complete the education. It enables professionals to go for different online courses to update themselves and their resume.

  1. Money saving:

The distance education helps you save money. The reason being that the fee structure for distance education and tradition on campus education has huge difference.

  1. Time saving:

As said in the earlier point one can save their time and space by going for distance learning and not going for on-campus education.

  1. One can learn in their own speed:

One can learn the way they want to and in the way, they want to at their own speed.

  1. Anytime, Anywhere:

The facility of learning online enables studying anywhere and anytime. This feature helps students and working individuals to study on the go, on their way to work & college. This feature also enables them to study at morning, afternoon, evening or night.

  1. Appreciated by fellow employers:

Education when completed through distance learning in the present time is appreciated by employers. The reason being these degrees are accredited by the Distance Education Council (DEC).

DISADVANTAGES:

  1. Distraction:

Lack of interaction with fellow classmates and teachers make the students slow in completing their deadlines.

  1. No networking:

As the course is online and there is no on campus networking like the traditional one students don’t be able to increase their network of friends as well as professionals.

  1. Lack of seriousness:

Online studies make students lose the seriousness as there are no rules like normal colleges and no teachers to show authority.

  1. Less or lack of motivation:

Students don’t feel motivated to go for regular online lessons because of not getting the same treatment as they get in a college.

Many Faces of E-Learning

CONCLUSION:

We can conclude by saying that online/distance learning has its own advantages and disadvantages. The distance education/learning program may not be for everyone but it surely makes students/professionals go for various courses.

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