Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,890,153 members, 6,950,207 topics. Date: Wednesday, 06 July 2022 at 04:42 PM

Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning - Education - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Education / Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning (8499 Views)

University Of Ibadan Open & Distant Learning Mode Thread / Lasu Ends Part Time Programs, Introduces Distant Learning / How Good Is UNN Distant Learning? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (Reply) (Go Down)

Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by JARUSHUB: 11:45am On Mar 24, 2017
Institutions and students adopt distance learning for a strong reason. Universities gain by enrolling students and that by nothaving to construct housing and classrooms, and the learners and students gain by being able to have freedom to work from anywhere they want.

Distant Learning does provide some freedom to working students, but it also has certain Cons attached to it. Mentioned below are 5 pros and cons of Distance Learning.

Pros

Convenience: You do not study on a college’s semester or annual schedule. You can access all your course material by having an active internet connection and a computer.
No interruptions from Job or Career: As Distance learning classes are located in cyberspace and cloud storage, they can be easily controlled at your own pace. It is not imperative to even asks your employer for an absence or leave for school.

You devise your own working mechanism: The student sets his own pace, schedules and learning outcomes. They can control the learning environment.

Accessibility: When we talk about studying and taking up an online course, it is all about studying from “anywhere” you have computer access.
No travelling expenses: For online courses, you can stay at home and take the course, and there are NO travelling, lodging and boarding costs attached.


Cons


Instructors are not there: You might not get the personal attention that you crave for from a teacher. If you are such a person, then online education is definitely not for you.
No social interaction and live problem solving: Although you do interact with your fellow students via e-mails, discussion groups or chat room, but there are no physical get-together.
Little support: Surprisingly, students are expected to search for their own resources and materials for completing their exams and assignments.
It is ‘Vital’ to adapt to New skills and Technologies: If you are an industrial worker or someone who has never used a computer before, adapting to new technology and submitting assignments online have the full potential to baffle you.
Procrastination? If you think you procrastinate a lot, and you always need an extra push to complete the given task within the given schedule or deadline; Distance learning is not a viable option for you.

The two activities of distant learning and distant teaching together make up distant education. It is also referred as e-learning with internet as the primary medium for imparting knowledge. Distance learning can be a blessing and a curse. It all depends on the student’s background and priorities.

In the 21st century more and more degree-granting institutions of higher education are offering distance education courses primarily through the internet. There are an estimated 100,000 online courses that are available for the students. Interaction is a must when we talk about distance education, as it is the case with any education. The internet has become widely accepted and used. Email has also contributed immensely to distance learning. People living in remote areas with no higher education institutes can benefit highly from E-Learning.

SOURCE: http://www.jarushub.com/pros-and-cons-of-distant-learning/

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by opalu: 7:49pm On Apr 10, 2017
Great
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Nobody: 7:50pm On Apr 10, 2017
grin grin grin grin
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Flexherbal(m): 7:50pm On Apr 10, 2017
Nice post!
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Nobody: 7:50pm On Apr 10, 2017
undecided undecided
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Galacious1: 7:51pm On Apr 10, 2017
The major con as far as Nigeria is concerned is the fact that graduates through E-learning (Bsc.) can't serve. Those wey serve sef neva get job u know.

3 Likes

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by razfad10(m): 7:52pm On Apr 10, 2017
NOUN comes to mind.

2 Likes

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by tutudesz: 7:55pm On Apr 10, 2017
1 No cheating 2 No sex for marks 3No cultism

2 Likes

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by daamazing(m): 7:56pm On Apr 10, 2017
NOUN, very good. Just issues recently with their portal since bubu came on board.

3 Likes

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by maverickdude(m): 7:57pm On Apr 10, 2017
grin
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by jazinogold(m): 7:57pm On Apr 10, 2017
h
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by realestniggah: 8:00pm On Apr 10, 2017
distance learning is something is something i will like to try.
atleast you will be safe from those useless cultists in school
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by celestialAgent(m): 8:00pm On Apr 10, 2017
Distance learning is bullshit in Nigeria.

Reasons: No electricity to power your computer.

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by opoorookagbon(m): 8:06pm On Apr 10, 2017
I agree with all your points except that they don't apply with our Premier University based on logistics!
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Platinumay(m): 8:08pm On Apr 10, 2017
Them dey try for Unilag sa
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by danla44(m): 8:30pm On Apr 10, 2017
Hmn......
Degree na degree......

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by fixedhollies(m): 8:37pm On Apr 10, 2017
Not as effective as four wall learning experience!
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by preshdiva(f): 8:42pm On Apr 10, 2017
Platinumay:
Them dey try for Unilag sa
does unilag practice distant learning?
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by HIRAETH: 8:53pm On Apr 10, 2017
preshdiva:
does unilag practice distant learning?
yes... coolq
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Nobody: 8:58pm On Apr 10, 2017
Nigerian educationists might not agree with this, but distance learning is the future of education.

UNISA is a distance learning institution in South Africa, which can be compared to our own NOUN, the difference between both schools is how they're being run and our perception about it. In Nigeria, we condemn our own things, and when it's all said and done, one mumu with forged certificate is eating people's birth right in Abuja. We prefer to discriminate amongst ourselves "haa this one had HND, haa this one went to Unilag, haa this one did part-time". Forgetting that outside the shores of Nigeria, you all are just a bunch of Africans with African qualification. . . If u like study in University of Nigerian Senate.

By the way @Jarushub... It's DISTANCE LEARNING.

7 Likes

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Limitless72(m): 8:58pm On Apr 10, 2017
razfad10:
NOUN comes to mind.

As in ehnnnnn.....like sey you know weytin dey ma mind....
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by generaluthman: 9:13pm On Apr 10, 2017
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Nobody: 9:15pm On Apr 10, 2017
blackberlin:
Nigerian educationists might not agree with this, but distance learning is the future of education.

UNISA is a distance learning institution in South Africa, which can be compared to our own NOUN, the difference between both schools is how they're being run and our perception about it. In Nigeria, we condemn our own things, and when it's all said and done, one mumu with forged certificate is eating people's birth right in Abuja. We prefer to discriminate amongst ourselves "haa this one had HND, haa this one went to Unilag, haa this one did part-time". Forgetting that outside the shores of Nigeria, you all are just a bunch of Africans with African qualification. . . If u like study in University of Nigerian Senate.

By the way @Jarushub... It's DISTANCE LEARNING.
wise comment. U just said my mind
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by Danjuro1: 9:18pm On Apr 10, 2017
wetin be distant learning ?
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by jesus500(m): 9:22pm On Apr 10, 2017
razfad10:
NOUN comes to mind.
The first of it kind in west africa sub-region. But we condemn it because its our own.
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by samijay8(m): 9:57pm On Apr 10, 2017
Galacious1:
The major con as far as Nigeria is concerned is the fact that graduates through E-learning (Bsc.) can't serve. Those wey serve sef neva get job u know.
See this one. Most distance learning even have jobs and that makes most choose distance learning. Shebi you are there when full time graduates and they're given direct jobs. mtchew
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by macaranta(m): 10:23pm On Apr 10, 2017
Nice post..

For distance learning within Nigeria and the sub region (short courses.. Not 5 years type)
You can try macaranta.com
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by MRWINSOME: 11:15pm On Apr 10, 2017
preshdiva:
does unilag practice distant learning?
yes they do. form is still out on sale now I guess
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by bet9ja(m): 11:46pm On Apr 10, 2017
blackberlin:
Nigerian educationists might not agree with this, but distance learning is the future of education.

UNISA is a distance learning institution in South Africa, which can be compared to our own NOUN, the difference between both schools is how they're being run and our perception about it. In Nigeria, we condemn our own things, and when it's all said and done, one mumu with forged certificate is eating people's birth right in Abuja. We prefer to discriminate amongst ourselves "haa this one had HND, haa this one went to Unilag, haa this one did part-time". Forgetting that outside the shores of Nigeria, you all are just a bunch of Africans with African qualification. . . If u like study in University of Nigerian Senate.

By the way @Jarushub... It's DISTANCE LEARNING.
when I see a wise man, I appreciate. Kudos.

1 Like

Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by stukinherdr1222(m): 12:41am On Apr 11, 2017
fixedhollies:
Not as effective as four wall learning experience!

dude, please educate me more on four wall learning
Re: Pros And Cons Of Distant Learning by BrightEye(m): 1:54am On Apr 11, 2017
I am currently studying via distance learning mode, and I must tell you that I don't regret enrolling myself into it. Op is right. I am a working class and I find Ui Dlc suitable for the continuation of my education.

(1) (2) (Reply)

Waec 2018/2019 Official Time Table Is Now Out / Is Education Important For The Boy Or The Girl. / Is Microbiology A Good Course To Study In Nigeria?

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 94
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.