Education on the Internet, in the sense that it attributes to it, has appeared relatively recently. With the spread of the Internet it was possible to study, sitting at your own computer, without leaving home. In the past, some methods of remote education were used by universities, then control works were sent by students by mail. However, it was still necessary to take exams, as it would not be possible to accurately verify knowledge without a living contact, for example, an oral exam cannot be written. Today, learning on the Internet has become quite independent.
Internet technologies have brought distance education to a new level. Now there is no need to ride the session, you can install a webcam and take the “live” exam. This made it possible to obtain higher education in a prestigious and quality institution for people from remote regions, even if students cannot attend the session. Also, if necessary, you can remotely train employees of enterprises. Studying on the Internet of a number of specialists is considered as a technology of the future.
Many good universities are now launching their online dealerships for distance education. Moreover, universities have already appeared, which are engaged only in distance learning, issuing state-level diplomas.
As a rule, people who are already engaged in professional activities in the chosen direction prefer the distance education. An additional advantage of learning on the Internet is that it is possible to organize conferences of practicing practitioners who can share experiences and also borrow a lot of valuable from their colleagues who work in other parts of the world. At the same time, people do not need to get away from work for study, because they can do it in their spare time.
For studying on the Internet literature is used, often books are digitized on the website of the university. This allows students to get knowledge about the issues rather inexpensive, while paper books that are necessary for live learning are often very inexpensive. Tests are used for intermediate tests of knowledge testing.
Distant education is convenient also because it does not have rigid terms. Even the program in most cases is based on the wishes of the student, the sequence of courses and the pace of training each chooses itself (within reasonable limits, of course). A training contract is concluded, and the student can practically not be afraid of deductions (this is stipulated separately). In a regular university, even when studying on a contractual basis, students should take care of passing the exam on time, while studying on the Internet there is much more freedom. This education is beneficial for both the student and the university, who do not have to pay for the premises and equipment for studying on the Internet.
That is important, everyone can learn. There is no hard upper limit, such as a limited number of people in a group, and so on. Everything is individual. Among the disadvantages is that not everyone is able to work independently, it is easier for some people to study in a group to achieve maximum efficiency.
Charles Ransome is a experienced educator and has mastered the teaching of STEM subjects at university level. Besides her core job and passion in blogs writing on future education trends and related fields, Charles is also a subject specific assignment writer and connected with an academic writing company.