Education for anyone, anytime, anywhere – this is the obvious advantage of distance education programs. Education on demand, convenient options for examinations – people who have not had the opportunity for regular education can reap the benefits and using these qualifications, catapult themselves into the next level of economic existence.
The often unnoticed learning that happens from interaction with classmates and classroom instruction is the casualty. This is the ‘unseen’ disadvantage of distance learning. The more visible disadvantages are the poor quality of material and the complete lack of instruction; the contact programs that distance learning programs have are generally review assignments and prepare the candidates for the forthcoming exams. There’s not a great deal of free discussions that would happen in these sessions. Continue reading
This post was submitted by Ramya Raju.