The Need of Distance Education
Distance education is a boon for millions of people, giving them a convenient way to pursue their education while working. Distance education helps a lot of people, especially those who are less advantaged in terms of access to good educational facilities, economically weak or the physically disabled.
Some major benefits of distance education have been discussed below:
In a country like ours, with a population of over 1.2 billion people, it will take a lot of time to develop infrastructure and facilities to educate everyone. Hence, Distance education is a wonderful way in which students can fulfil their wishes of learning and educating themselves. The distance learning mode caters to millions in India and is a positive breakthrough in countering illiteracy in our country.
Distance education is also a very cost effective form of education. Apart from courses being priced economically, the costs of daily travel and food, which would be incurred in a regular college, can be saved. Students who are from economically weaker backgrounds can access distance education programmes, so that they may be able to educate themselves.
Distance learning does not consume as much as time as regular college, one of its prime advantages. With growing technology, students can now ev3en connect with course guides etc through the internet. Study material and the course plan are designed in such a way that students do not need to commit too much time to studying.
Professionals can take up distance education programmes while working, to brush up or to update themselves about the latest breakthroughs in their field. The option of continuing in your job while studying makes this form of education very effective and convenient.
Distance Education Features
It's Flexible: You can earn and study at the same time! Flexibility is the biggest advantage of distance learning courses. This stands true especially if you are a working professional. Not everyone has the luxury of taking their own time to finish their studies. For those who had to take a break from studies to start working, such courses are a boon and provide the opportunity to pursue higher education.
Saves Time Energy: You save up a lot of time and energy on commuting. You can stay in Pune and pursue a course that is available in Bangalore. Or you might be based out of a remote village or town which does not have enough options for higher studies. Distance learning courses eliminate these obstacles.
Study at your own Pace: Not everyone has the same pace of learning. Some students pick up things fast, others need time to grasp a concept. One of the biggest advantages of distance learning is that you can study at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Saves Money: These courses are almost always cheaper as compared to their on-campus counter-parts. You also cut down on the costs incurred while commuting etc.
Convenient: You can submit your assignment with the click of a button or simply drop it off at a post-office! It’s sometimes as simple as that!
24X7 Access to Study Material follow Students: This is the best way to study if you are comfortable with internet and technology. You can access your study material online whenever you want and also clear doubts, exchange views and discuss with your virtual class-mates!
Study any Topic You Want: Since you‘d already have all your books/online study material with you, you can pick up any topic/chapter that interests you and tackle that first! This way your interest in the subject is sustained.