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Distance learning overview

Nowadays, many universities offer distance learning courses. Distance learning gives students and young professionals the opportunity to complete a degree from home, suitable for those who do not have the possibility to follow a full-time programme .

The variety of online Masters programmes is broad. Using the opportunities of the worldwide web, virtually any university offering such programmes is at your disposal. Through various means of media, audio or visual, digital or postal, you will accomplish all courses and tasks demanded within the study. In case of any troubles, your personal mentor will offer guidance and support. Instead of conventional lecture structures, electronic distance learning creates a virtual classroom for both students and teachers in order to communicate and interact.

There are two forms of distance learning, the so-called blended learning and pure e-learning. Blended-learning is a combination of e-learning and occasional, compulsory attendance periods (e.g. one weekend per month). You will conduct a pure e-learning programme exclusively from your own computer at home visiting compulsory courses online.

Exams organisation

While you sit the exam at a convenient location, which is rarely ever the university itself, pay attention to the following procedures involved. You nominate an adjudicator (i.e. supervisor) to oversee the exam. This must be a reputable person such as a school principal, tertiary tutor/lecture or police officer.

Set a date, time and place for the exam (usually held at the adjudicator's office).The exam is sent to the adjudicator, who will then conduct the exam.On completion of the examination, the adjudicator directly sends your work to the university.

These steps are typical of how an examination takes place for students completing an under- or postgraduate degree via distance learning.

Advantages and disadvantages of distance learning

Advantages

  • Flexibility: You can remain in your job and study at the same time.
  • Convenient: You can submit papers and assignments just by one click.
  • Saves money: Online courses are usually cheaper than on-campus courses and do not require the stress of moving.
  • Saves time: You can save a lot of time on commuting preserving your study energy.
  • Choices are endless: Distance learning allows you to choose from a wide variety of universities to complete your degree.

Disadvantages

  • No direct contact: Lack of personal interaction with teachers and fellow students can be overwhelming and affect a student’s learning capabilities.
  • Technology dependence: Problems with the network or your computer can pose a huge threat to proceedings.
  • Lack of discipline: Dividing your time successfully, without the help of teachers, requires self-discipline, perseverance and self-motivation.
  • Not valued by all employers: Not all employers value a successful online degree as highly as a regular degree

Find universities around Europe that offer Distance learning Masters

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Small Hydropower for Sustainable Development     Fachhochschule Kärnten
comprehensive profile   Logistics - International Management & Consulting MBA     Zentralstelle für Fernstudien an Fachhochschulen - ZFH
  Construction Management   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Nursing (Public Health)   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Quantity Surveying   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Clinical Education (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Bauphysik   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Clinical Trials (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Transport Planning and Engineering   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  Advanced Practice   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  One Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Urology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Architectural Project Management   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Property Management and Investment   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  Creative Writing (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Supportive and Palliative Care   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Advancing Physiotherapy   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Blended and Online Education   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  Epistemology, Ethics and Mind (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Diagnostic Imaging   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Conservation and Management of Protected Areas   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Social Justice and Community Action (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Medical Law and Ethics (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management   comprehensive profile   London College of Contemporary Arts
  International Animal Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Applied Instrumentation and Control   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Logistikmanagement   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Total Quality Management and Organisational Excellence   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  History (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Integrierte Gerontologie   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Digital Education (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Media and Communications - Global Media   comprehensive profile   London College of Contemporary Arts
  Radiological Studies   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Construction Project Management   comprehensive profile   Edinburgh Napier University
  Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
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