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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
  International Project Management (Oil & Gas)   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Prostate Cancer Care   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Women's and Children's Health   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management   comprehensive profile   London College of Contemporary Arts
  Radiotherapy Planning   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Advanced Midwifery Practice   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Nursing (Public Health)   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  General Surgery (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Diagnostic Imaging   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  History (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  MBA (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Construction Management   comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
  Innovation, Technology & the Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Primary Dental Care (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Supportive and Palliative Care   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Information Technology Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Healthcare Education   comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
  Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Clinical Management of Pain (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Bauphysik   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Architectural Project Management   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Media and Communications - Global Media   comprehensive profile   London College of Contemporary Arts
  Global Military Veteran and Family Studies   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Equine Science (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global Challenges (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  MBA Educational Leadership and Management   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
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