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Distance Learning

  1. 1. Distance learning Worlwide. It is focused on the pedagogy and andragogy technology.
  2. 2. Types of available technologies These are divided into two groups: synchronous and asynchronous.
  3. 3. Synchronous Technology These can be: telephone, videoconferencing, web con conferencing.
  4. 4. Audiocassete   E-mail  Message Board Forums  Print Materials  Voice Mail/Fax  Videocassete
  5. 5. Types of distance education courses.  Correspondence conducted through regular mail.  Internet conducted either synchronously or asynchronously.  Telecourse/ Broadcast.  CD- Rom.  Pocket PC/Mobile.
  6. 6. Traditional Learning VS Online Learning. Online Learning Traditional Learning  An online classroom allows the  You can ask a question and opportunity to participate, receive instant responses from without pressure. the professor and/ or students.  The cost of attending an online  Textbooks are required for most program may be less. classes.  Students will not have to travel  Conversation with the professor to class. are limited.  Most programs will not require  Private interaction between textbooks. teacher and student is often  Everything is based on computer limited in a busy classroom. and internet, so you must have computer and internet  Larger classes limited the knowledge. opportunity for interaction.
  7. 7. Advantages of Distance Learning. These are:  Distance learning does not required commuting.  You can complete most of the classes at your convenience.  Live anywhere, study from anywhere while pursuing the education of your choice.  Gain extra knowledge.  Self-paced learning.  Accessibility.
  8. 8. Disadvantages of Distance Learning. Costly and complex technology. Advance planning. Hidden Costs.  It does not offer immediate feedback. It does not always offer all the neccesary courses online. It does not give students the opportunity to work on oral communication skills. Social isolation.

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