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Distance Learning

  1. 1. Distance Learning Group Members: 1 – Salah Al-Belushi 2 – Ahmed Al-Senani
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>DEFINITION </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGY USED IN DELIVERY </li></ul><ul><li>TESTING AND EVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>ADVANTAGES </li></ul><ul><li>DISADVANTAGES </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definition <ul><li># - Distance Learning is defined as an educational system in which the student is formally enrolled in a school or college , but receive instruction at some remote site . </li></ul><ul><li># - According to UNESCO It means An educational process in which there is no direct interaction </li></ul><ul><li>between the student and his instructor. They contact each other through electronic or printing methods . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition <ul><li># - The term distance learning is restricted to teaching via satellite or other long distance telecommunication technologies. </li></ul><ul><li># - The two-way communication between teacher and student can take place through writing , telephone in programmes , two way video , or telephone. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology Used In Delivery <ul><li>Synchronous Technology is used in a mode of online delivery where all the participants are present at the same time through : </li></ul><ul><li>1 - Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>3 - Web Conferencing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technology Used In Delivery <ul><ul><li>Asynchronous Technology is a mode of online delivery where participants access course materials on their own schedule. Students are not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>required to be together at the same time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 - Audio Cassettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 - E – mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 - Social learning Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 - Voice Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 - Fax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 - Video Cassettes </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Testing & Evaluation <ul><li># - Assignments are large , long , and more through so as to test for knowledge by forcing the student to research the subject and prove that they have done the work. </li></ul><ul><li># - Quizzes are time limited and worth very little of the overall mark. </li></ul><ul><li># - Midterm and Final examinations are held at a common location so that professors can supervise directly. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Advantages <ul><li>1 - Distance learning programs require less time commitment overall than other types. </li></ul><ul><li>2 - They offer more geographic flexibility . </li></ul><ul><li>3 - They offer exposure to a diverse population of students. </li></ul><ul><li>4 - They offer access to faculty in many different locations </li></ul><ul><li>5 - Class work can be scheduled around personal and professional commitments. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages <ul><li>1 - Lack of human interaction </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Dishonesty among online students . </li></ul><ul><li>3 - Limitations of modern Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>4 - Must have knowledge of modern technology . </li></ul><ul><li>5 - Lack of verbal communication . </li></ul><ul><li>6 - Lack of career opportunity . </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>