Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

I count online distance education as one of the many gifts of World Wide Web. It is making almost every kind and type of degree, certificate and diploma within the reach of students located at virtually any place. There is no denying, an online scholar will come across millions of fake diploma mills when looking for an accredited university or college and must weigh the many technicalities involved. However in today’s world of violent school crimes, busy schedules and expensive education, home schooling and online distance education are two most viable options. It is even better than home schooling because an online scholar is facilitated even more i.e. s/he has power of making schedules and choosing course plans. Nevertheless, it can be further improved if following points are taken into account:

Creation of Collaborative Learning Tools and Practices: Design advanced user friendly computer supported programs for learning.

Establishment of Effective Infrastructures: The aim is to ideally utilize both computer and networking by establishing effective infrastructures. Highly trained IT technicians should be hired so that they help teachers concentrate on teaching by providing technical support.
















Improvements in Teaching Methods: Technology should be used to improve the modes of teaching and life like teacher-student interaction. Teachers should be trained in the latest teaching trends and made better guides.

Computer-supported Education at School Level: Concept of online distance education will not appear so foreign if computer supported learning is introduced at basic and school level. Software should be designed and pedagogical support should be provided for this.

Teacher’s Electronic Communities: This way, teachers will interact and learn new learning methods for distance learning from each other. Not only this, they will also discuss the difficulties they might be facing individually. These forums can also prove very useful in identifying fake diploma mills, thus eventually becoming quite an asset for the advancement of online distance education.

Establishment of Online Libraries: Libraries, catering to the educational needs of all online distance education scholars, should be established.

These changes will make distance education even more accepted mode of learning.

By rahul