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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
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Find universities around Europe that offer Distance learning Masters

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Corporate Governance & Finance   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
comprehensive profile   Virtual Visit   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
comprehensive profile   Biomedizinische Informatik und Data Science     Graduate School Rhein-Neckar gGmbH
comprehensive profile   Intelligent Enterprise Management MBA     zfh – Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund
  General Surgery (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Conservation Medicine (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Philosophy, Science and Religion (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Public Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Social Justice and Community Action (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Applied Poultry Science   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Development (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Critical Care (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  One Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Data Science, Technology and Innovation (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Urology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global eHealth (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Health & Hospital Management MBA   comprehensive profile   MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule®
  Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Digital Media Design (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Surgical Sciences (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Stem Cells and Translational Neurology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Epistemology, Ethics and Mind (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Equine Science (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  High Performance Computing (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Patient Safety & Clinical Human Factors   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global Health Studies (Online learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global Food Security & Nutrition   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Restorative Dentistry (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Political Management   comprehensive profile   KMU Akademie & Management AG
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