The main advantages of distance learning for students
Students benefit from the following benefits:
- Reducing the costs of renting or staying in the place where you study. The possibility of choosing a study program for a school from another locality without the need for relocation to attend the courses.
- Choosing a school outside the country.
- Possibility to work during studies, no matter where they are studying.
- Overcoming the problem of inability to attend traditional lectures due to a permanent or temporary physical problem, or due to certain illnesses.
- Self-organization of study time (increased motivation, time planning and analysis ability and synthesis of taught content).
Distance learning has the following advantages over the classic, “traditional” approach to learning:
- It offers the possibility of lifelong learning and professional development.
- Students learn independently, at their own pace, the place and time they choose. At their disposal there is a large number of disciplines offered by different institutions or individuals – teachers.
- Own Rhythm – Students read the learning materials in the step they choose and whenever they want.
- The place of learning is freely chosen – it depends on the means used to distribute learning materials (learning at work, at home …).
- The range of topics offered by the courses / programs in this region – students find and participate in the programs they are interested in, even if they are not offered by the educational or business institutions of the locality in which they are staying or working.
- Ability to participate in the highest quality and prestige programs – the student can “attend” at some courses offered by quality institutions or specialists, without having to leave the place where they live.
- Choice of learning mode – active or passive learning, different levels of interaction: “classical” materials written alongside their own notes, interactive simulations, discussions with other learners (e-mail, teleconferences, …) , animations, sound …
- The practical testing of different technologies – can not only gain information about what is being learned, but also additional knowledge and skills related to the use of different technologies, with the learner having the opportunity to achieve and maintain the level of “21st century training”.
- Independent learning and interaction – and teachers learn from learners who are looking for new sources of information individually.