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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
  Translation Studies - English Language (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Theology and Religion - Biblical Studies (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Management of Commercial Marketing   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  Marketing Management   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  Sports Enterprise Management   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  MBA (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Banking, the Stock Exchange and Finance   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Ancient History and Classics (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Security Management (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Terrorism, Policing and Security   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Relaciones Públicas Estratégicas, Empresariales e Institucionales   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  Shakespeare and Education   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Blood Science   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Global Transport and Logistics   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Maritime Law (Top-Up) (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Urology   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Quantity Surveying   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Biomedical Science   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Project Management   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  American and Canadian Studies Audio-Visual   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Women's and Children's Health   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Risk Management (Glasgow)   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Biomedical Studies   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Information Technology (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Medical and Healthcare Education   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Military History   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Media and Entertainment Law   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Communication, Public Relations and Protocol   comprehensive profile   ESERP Business School
  Intelligence and Security Studies   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (Department of English)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Applied Linguistics   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Early Childhood Studies   comprehensive profile   London Metropolitan University
  International Trade and Commercial Law - Distance Learning   comprehensive profile   Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
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