Distance Learning

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There once was a time when "distance learning" was synonymous with "correspondence course"-ranging from enrolling in art classes offered on matchbook covers to completing a high school equivalence program. The advent of digital technology, most prominently that of the computer, changed all of that. Not only has digitally-based educational technology caught up with classroom learning; it has also, in some respects, surpassed it or at least become a valuable adjunct to it, e.g., online access to a lecturer's notes, blogs and other course-related materials.

Distance learning, as opposed to on-site, on-campus instruction, is likely to appeal to someone who, for whatever reason, cannot commute to the host institution; who cannot afford the higher fees associated with physically attending classes; who has a schedule that doesn't allow juggling on-site studies with other obligations, e.g., work or children; or for whom a part-time study program cannot justify the logistics of attending classes.

With part-time education, staggeringly high on-campus residential and other fees, physical infrastructure budgetary constraints on schools and rapid technological advance, distance learning has become popular as an alternative to traditional classroom-based learning. Through modern tech-based distance learning, of which "correspondence courses" were a precursor, individuals can complete degree, diploma and certificate courses provided through various institutions even when they are not physically attending classes for the course.

In 2007-2008, a reported 20% of all U.S. undergraduates took at least one long distance course-a total well in excess of 4 million.

There are many approved institutes of distance learning that offers quality distance learning. Unlike the conventional education process distance learning does not require physical presence of a student in classroom. Distance learning overcomes the regional aspect when it comes to attending a course. No matter where a person may reside, he/she can choose an outside university to attain a credential in an area of interest or as a requirement.

There are numerous ways of earning a distance collegiate certificate: print (text books, workbooks, fax, study books), audio media (telephone, voicemails, audio conferences, CDs,), online (e-mail, chat, video conferences, CD-ROM, smartphones) and video (video tape, satellite delivery, broadcast video, DVD)
distance learning as various advantages. Some are enumerated below:

- Living too far to physically attend the training center does not preclude formal study through it.
- The distance learning process is not only a time saver; it also save money, e.g., on various schools fees, housing and transportation.
- Distance learning accommodates and offers customization, e.g., modularized learning packages that allow learning at a pace and time suitable for one's level, availability, etc.
- Mobility is another advantage: Not only is it possible to reside far from the host institution; it's also possible to study while on the move in daily life, e.g., in a café, on a bus on the way to the airport.

The quality of distance learning is steadily improving as familiarization and innovation establish ever better platforms for it.
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