Advantages of Studying Online over Distance Education

Online Learning V/S Traditional Distance Learning

The advancement of distance learning in the world of education is stated to be an innovation that has helped careerist attain significance in both professional and academic arena. Such has been the advancement of the learning approach that it conveniently made way giving a miss to the idea of delivering education materials via post. After all, comfort and convenience stands as the major benefit of the online learning mode.

Now, if you seem to be in doubt about the aspects that give online learning a clear edge over conventional distance learning approach, here are your answers –

  • Convenience – Pursuing a course online allows the students to study from anywhere during anytime of the world without any hassle. From balancing academic endeavors along with professional responsibilities to juggling between multiple academic endeavors, the online educational approach allows it all. Additionally, the online learning mode also favors studying on the go.

  • Comfort – The online mode of education is also known to offer more comfort to students when compared to traditional distance learning approach. You can set a study schedule according to your own pace without the fear of matching up to the pace of other learners.

  • Accessibility – Since online classrooms can be easily spread across the globe, the accessibility is always stated to wide. Students can pursue an online course from any corner of the world at great ease. However, such a thing might not be possible with the idea of delivering course materials via post.

  • Affordable – An online course is also known to come at less costs than the traditional distance learning setting. Since, the online mode is free of establishment costs, the course fees also tend to be less than the conventional setting. All you need to access the course is internet connectivity and a laptop/desktop. This course saves the costs of books and other paper materials required in conventional distance learning courses.

Distance learning, in earlier times was entirely dependent on the postal delivery of course materials. However, with technological advancements, learning is made more convenient with the online support.

 

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Distance Education in Nigeria is Attaining Significance with Time

For years, Nigeria had been subject to political turmoil and social pandemonium that consequently stopped students from stepping here for higher studies. Moreover, there were not enough schools and colleges that could provide quality education to students. Since the nation was economically backward, the government couldn’t provide much benefits to career enthusiasts.

Quite a few years later, the internet made its grand arrival, and this modernized the educational system in Nigeria. Several schools and colleges today have started offering online courses to individuals and even working professionals. In fact, plenty of academic institutions have been established in Nigeria in the last few years that offer accredited career enhancement programs to students coming from various corners of the globe.

Online education in Nigeria has indeed reached the heights of prosperity today. The demand of the online courses offered in the Nigerian schools, colleges and universities is soaring with the passage of time. Moreover, new learning concepts have been introduced into the classrooms in the majority of schools and colleges in Nigeria. Plenty of students coming from remote corners are able to pursue their courses right from their homes with ease and confidence.

According to the National Universities Commission, it has been estimated that almost 350,000 students are almost set to enroll by 2015 for open distance learning in the Nigerian schools and universities. There are many who are deprived of educational opportunities, and it’s solely for them that the number of candidates to enroll is so high.

Today, the majority of colleges in Nigeria offer a wide range of professional disciplines like Education, Social Science, Humanities, MBA and many more career programs. Currently, there are six accredited open distance learning institutions in Nigeria. However, there are several other universities who are making positive attempts to adopt the open distance learning mode. So, students who are willing to pursue higher studies online after school or graduation can enroll in any of the accredited Nigerian institutions with confidence.


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