The process by which technology is used for education in ways where the student does not have to physically be in the place where the teaching is taking place. Access to the instructor is gained through technology such as the Internet, interactive videoconferencing and satellite.
partly online : with a certain period of time Physically spent in the university; 2 weeks time for the MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies for e.g.
Fully online: online teaching done completely online and there is no compulsory physical relation with the university. In this case the example of the Parapsychology MSC degree can be taken into account
Costly according to the accompanying cost of getting new technology in the participant’s study place
complex technology means that the participant has to master the technology of distance learning in the case he/she would like to learn
Advance planning and hidden cost : everything has to be planned in advance in the way to be done in time. In the case that does not happen, additional cost could be show up
No immediate feedback in the case when the classes are not done in live for E.G.
As the distance learning program is still considered as been new, all the courses are not yet available in the program and certain courses where the physical presence of both parties of the learning program such as ... Can not get into the distance learning program or some alternatives possibilities have to be taken into account.
Social and oral communication skills are neglected in the distance learning program as the participants mostly communicate via written supports such as mails; participants of the distance learning program get a different social life compared to the one who get the “normal” study life.