IS DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION ?

IS DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION good for Career ?

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Distance education or distance learning is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. It has been described as “a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both.”Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason  have been referred to as hybrid or blended courses of study.

Advantages :

  • Distance learning does not require commuting. This saves you money and time that you’d otherwise spend on travel back and forth to school. You can schedule learning around other aspects of your personal and professional life.
  • You can complete most of the classes at your convenience. Most of the classes are asynchronous, which means you don’t have to attend a lecture at a particular time and place. You can review the assignments and do your homework during off-hours or from home.
  • Live anywhere, study from anywhere while pursuing the education of your choice. You don’t have to live in the same city or the same country to attend the learning institution of your choice. You can study wherever you have access to a computer and Internet connection.
  • Gain extra knowledge. You can transfer the computer and Internet skills that you’ll gain in the process of your distance learning experience to other facets of your life.
  • Self-paced learning. For slow and quick learners. This reduces stress and increases satisfaction.
  • Accessibility. Online classes address physical accessibility issues that some people with limited mobility encounter when taking traditional classes. You don’t have to worry about gaining access to a classroom or sitting on uncomfortable desks. Instead, you can use your comfortable furniture in your home while enjoying free movement and a chance to further your education.

Disadvantages :

While thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning, pros and cons, one may wonder if there are any distance learning disadvantages. Yes there are various disadvantages of distance education (or online learning), among them:

  • Costly and complex technology. Despite the many opportunities of distance education, there are inevitable accompanying costs. Live video communication for example, requirescareful planning of the equipment and facilities. For online learning, you must own a computer (with access to the Internet). This required technology is not always available. Some learners may also be afraid (technophobic) of technology.
  • Advance planning. Both the instructors and students involved in distance learning may need to make sacrifices at times to get things done in time.
  • Hidden costs. If you work for the military for example, and you are on the ship, how do you get your materials? They may need to be mailed in advance incurring extra shipping and handling costs.
  • Distance learning does not offer immediate feedback. In a traditional classroom setting, a student’s performance can be immediately assessed through questions and informal testing. With distance learning, a student has to wait for feedback until the instructor has reviewed their work and responded to it.
  • Distance learning does not always offer all the necessary courses online. Students pursuing a specific certificate or degree program may not have all the necessary courses available through distance learning so it is not suited for all subjects. While you can study a history lesson completely online, you cannot perform nursing clinicals online. Thus physical classroom attendance will be necessary to complete the course.
  • Distance learning may not be acknowledged by all employers. Although most employers do acknowledge distance learning, certain employers do not. Students who want to work for a specific employer upon graduation should be sure of that employer’s perspective about online education.
  • Distance learning does not give students the opportunity to work on oral communication skills. Students in distance learning courses do not get the practice of verbal interaction with professors and other students.
  • Social isolation. Most often you’ll be studying alone. Distance learners may feel isolated or miss that social physical interaction that comes with attending a traditional classroom. However this impersonality has been lessening with advances and use of communication technologies such as bulletin boards, threaded discussions, social networking, chats, email and video conferencing.

Well all these are some points, But who wants to do Distance education, here are some knoen and good Universities.

1. Indra Gandhi National Open University – IGNOUDistance Education

2. Sikkim Manipal University – SMU Distance Education

3. Amity Uiversity.Distance Education

Distance Education Universities – A

Acharya Nagarjuna University Center for Distance Education (CDE)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Alagappa University Directorate of Distance Education
Sivanagar, Tamil Nadu

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education
Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Chennai Centre for Distance Education
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Coimbatore Directorate of Online & Distance Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Andhra University School of Distance Education (AU SDE)
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Distance Education Universities – B

Bangalore University Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education
Bangalore, Karnataka

Bharathidasan University Center for Distance Education
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Bharathiar University School of Distance Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Institute of Open & Distance Education
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Burdwan University Directorate of Distance Education
Bardhaman, West Bengal
Actually The University of Burdwan DDE

Distance Education Universities – C

Chaudhary Devi Lal University University Centre for Distance Learning
Sirsa, Haryana

Distance Education Universities – D

Dayalbagh Educational Institute Distance Education Cell
Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (DBROU)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar University Institute of Distance Education
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Also popular as Sagar University Institute of Distance Education

Delhi University School of Open Learning (DUSOL)
University of Delhi Campus, Delhi
Actually University of Delhi School of Open Learning

Distance Education Universities – E

English and Foreign Languages University School of Distance Education (EFLU SDE)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Distance Education Universities – F

Fakir Mohan University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (FMU-DDCE)
Balasore, Orissa

Distance Education Universities – G

GITAM Centre for Distance Learning, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Directorate of Open and Distance Education (GGSIU DODE)

Guru Ghasidas University Institute of Distance Education (GGU IDE)
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Guru Nanak Dev University Centre for Distance Education (GNDU CDE)
Amritsar, Punjab

Gandhigram Rural University Distance Education Centre
Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Distance Education Universities – H

Himachal Pradesh University International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL)
Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Distance Education Universities – I

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
New Delhi

Distance Education Universities – J

Jamia Hamdard Open and Distance Learning (JH ODL)
Delhi

JNTU School of Continuing & Distance Education
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Jayoti Vidyapeeth Womens University Directorate of Distance Education, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jiwaji University Institute of Distance Education, Gwalior

Distance Education Universities – K

Kakatiya University School of Distance Learning & Continuing Education
Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)
Mysore, Karnataka

Karnatak University Directorate of Distance Education

Kannada University Distance Education Centre
Bellary, Karnataka

Kannur University School of Distance Education
Kannur, Kerala

Kurukshetra University Directorate of Correspondence Courses
Kurukshetra, Haryana

Kuvempu University Directorate of Distance Education
Shimoga, Karnataka

Distance Education Universities – M

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Madurai Kamraj University Directorate of Distance Education (MKU-DDE)
Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Mahatma Gandhi University School of Distance Education (MGU-SDE)
Kottayam, Kerala

Maharashi Dayanand University Directorate of Distance Education, Rohtak
Rohtak, Haryana

Maharashtra Institute of Technology School of Distance Education (MITSDE), Pune

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education
Tirunelvali, Tamil Nadu

Distance Education Universities – N

NIMIS University School of Distance Learning
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Nalanda Open University
Patna, Bihar

National Law School of India University Distance Education Department
Bangalore, Karnataka

Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU)
Kolkata, West Bengal

North Eastern Hill University Centre for Distance Education
Shillong, Meghalaya

Distance Education Universities – O

Osmania University – PGRR Center for Distance Education
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Distance Education Universities – P

PRIST University Centre for Distance Education
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Panjab University Department of Correspondence Studies
Chandigarh, Punjab

Patna University Directorate of Distance Education (PUDDE)
Patna, Bihar

Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE)
Salem, Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry University Directorate of Distance Education
Pondicherry

Distance Education Universities – R

Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya Directorate of Distance Education
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Distance Education Universities – S

St Peters Institute of Distance Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Also popular as St Peter’s University Centre for Distance Education / St Peter’s University Directorate of Distance Education

Shobhit University School of Distance Education (SU SDE)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Sikkim-Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (SMUHMTS) Distance Education
Gangtok, Sikkim

Sri Krishnadevaraya University Centre for Distance Education (SKUCDE)
Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Distance Education Centre
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Sri Venkateswara University Directorate of Distance Education (SVU DDE)
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune, Maharashtra

Distance Education Universities – T

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thapar University Department of Distance Education (TUDDE)
Patiala, Punjab

The University of Burdwan Directorate of Distance Education
Bardhaman, West Bengal
Also popular as Burdwan University Directorate of Distance Education

Distance Education Universities – U

University of Calicut School of Distance Education
Calicut, Kerala

University of Delhi School of Open Learning (UDSOL)
University of Delhi Campus, Delhi

University of Hyderabad Center for Distance Education (UoH CDE)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

University of Kerala – Institute of Distance Education
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

University of Madras – Institute of Distance Education
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University of Mumbai – Institute of Distance Education
Mumbai, Maharashtra

University of North Bengal – Directorate of Distance Education
Darjeeling, West Bengal

Utkal University – Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education
Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Centre for Continuing Education, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Distance Education Universities – V

Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU)
Kota, Rajasthan
Formerly Kota Open University

Vinayaka Missions University Directorate of Distance Education
Salem, Tamil Nadu

Distance Education Universities – Y

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
Nashik, Maharastra

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