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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   Logistics - International Management & Consulting MBA     Zentralstelle für Fernstudien an Fachhochschulen - ZFH
comprehensive profile   Small Hydropower for Sustainable Development     Fachhochschule Kärnten
  Urology   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Carbon Management (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Integrierte Gerontologie   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Public Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Applied Linguistics   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Data Centre Leadership and Management   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  MBA (Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Translation Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Logistikmanagement   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Medical and Healthcare Education   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Equine Science (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Veterinary Epidemiology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Biomedical Science   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Imaging (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Digital Education (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Trauma and Orthopaedics (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  German Studies (Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Body Psychotherapy (Top-Up)   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Information Technology Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy   comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
  Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  Science Fiction and Fantasy   comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
  International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
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