Distance learning education, sometimes called e-learning, is a formal teaching and learning system specifically designed to be carried out remotely using electronic communication. Because distance learning is cheaper to support and is not limited by geographical considerations, it offers opportunities in situations where traditional education has difficulty operating. Students with scheduling or distance problems can be useful, as do employees, because distance education can be more flexible in terms of time and can be sent almost anywhere.
Popular distance learning technologies include:
-Voice-centered technology, such as recording CDs or MP3s or Webcasts
-Video technology, such as instructional videos, DVDs, and interactive video conferences
Technology-centered computers that are sent via the internet or company intranet
Studies show that distance learning can be as effective as traditional formats when the right method for teaching assignments, there is student-teacher interaction, and the teacher provides students with appropriate and timely feedback.
Distance learning education programs are flexible and modular programs that do not provide academic degrees. They are designed to meet the needs of professionals in the labor market and to shorten the distance between the university and the community. The aim of this course is to provide advanced education and training for all framed by lifelong learning.