How to choose Distance Learning Programme: 5 Important Criteria

How to choose Distance Learning Programme: 5 Important Criteria

How to choose Distance Learning Programme


Distance learning programme is on offer in many institutions from around the country. Some universities are known to provide the best education under this category. So, it becomes difficult for students in making the right choice of the university. As the distance learning courses are gaining more and more popularity these days, many institutions follow different modes of education in offering these courses. There is a considerable increase in the number of institutions offering distance education courses. Here are the top 5 crucial criteria that students can follow in selecting the right institution to take up distance education course.

5 Criteria to choose Distance Learning Courses:

  1. Course Accreditation:

Candidates are recommended to remember that nationally recognized and accredited courses lead to a certified degree and only this type of degree will be accepted by the future employer. So, it becomes important for the students to check the accreditation of the institution when selecting a distance learning programme. The first and foremost thing to remember is that the course should be accredited by a recognised accreditation agency. The reason is that this agency would have investigated the varied subjects offered by the university to make sure that they are coordinated and combined in a sensible and in a meaningful manner to make sure that the educational standards and also the practical relevance are rightly satisfied.

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 It is true that as compared to the conventional type of education, distance learning is somewhat affordable. But, there are chances of additional expenses like travelling to attend on-site classes, accommodation, study material, etc. Also, when a student works and also studies simultaneously, it can be quite demanding. There are chances that the student will have to shift from full-time to part-time work to manage the schedule. This, in turn, will reduce the income even though it provides better time to pay attention to studies. When the fee is high, and income reduces, it can add to the financial stress. To help students, financing options are offered by some universities for students to consider.

  1. Student Support Services:

Students are recommended to evaluate the quality of personal assistance and support before selecting the best out of the universities that offer distance learning programmes. The reason is that this is a factor that can influence the success and failure of the students to a great extent. When it comes to student-support services, the following things can be considered:

  • Is it possible to fix up personal appointments if required?
  • Does the institution provide personal support at the time of exam preparation and also during exercises?
  • Whether the questions are answered immediately or whether they will have to expect the answers for several days to get the answer?

It is important for a student to check whether the answer to all these questions fits their personal learning requirements and needs. This, in turn, will help them to stay motivated. For instance, if a student works and learning through distance mode at the same time, personal assistance during the convenient time will be highly important.

  1. Study Materials and Digital Learning Environment:

When it comes to a distance learning course, the quality of digital education atmosphere and also the study materials are utmost important. When the students are provided with a motivational learning atmosphere along with interactive and diverse tasks, quizzes and videos, they can improve the chances of success to a great extent. With a view to staying in contact with fellow students, many universities these days offer virtual campus and socially integrated platforms that will help students to support each other and work together. Even, test lectures without any fee are on offer in some institutions, which will help students to get acquainted with varied learning atmosphere and to decide that one that suits them the best.

Other factors:

These are just a few important factors to consider in the process of selecting the distance learning programme. Students can, of course, add few more items to this list as factors that they consider important personally. For instance, they can consider factors like the number of students enrolling for the same course, the employability of graduates, etc.  Not just selecting the right course, but also selecting the right institution for the course is important for a student to succeed in his/her goal.

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# Harikiran 2018-05-01
Hello sir, I am 3rd year B.com student, I want to pursue MBA from Barddhaman,Please suggest top B-School over there.
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# Shruti 2018-05-02
Hello, after b.com, MBA will be the right career option, you can find here the list of good B-Schools in Barddhaman- MBA in Barddhaman
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# Vaibhav 2018-04-24
Hii, I am from Kanker, plz tell me about the eligibility requirement for admission to the B. Ed course?
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# Pallavi 2018-04-25
This course in Kanker is offered under different specializations, To get admission to a particular specialization, applicants must have completed their higher secondary in 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 format, Both higher secondary/pre-university and degree must have been obtained from a recognized board and recognized university respectively.
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# Aarav 2018-04-17
Hii , I am from Hamirpur,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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# Mukesh 2018-04-18
Hello, good to see that you are from Hamirpur, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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0 # Subho Older than three months
Hi, I'm an employee of Coal India Limited and a student of 3rd year Physics hons. and I'm from West Bengal.I want to complete MBA through distance education. Suggest me please the appropriate stream in MBA and university.
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# Aayush Older than three months
Hello, I have done my B.tech from Jamui with Electrical stream, now i want to do M.tech, Please suggest how I can get good college for M.tech
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# Jagan Older than three months
It's good that you are looking forward for M.tech from Jamui, for getting good college you should have to give GATE exam, which is entrance exam for M.Tech
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# Vivaan Older than three months
Hii , I am from Pune,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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# Pallavi Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Pune, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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# Vaibhav Older than three months
I have secured 55% marks in 12th ,I think its too low to get admission in any good engineering college in Hardoi,If you know about it please suggest me
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# Mukesh Older than three months
yes, your percentage is very low, I will not suggest that you should choose engineering as a career, but still you want to do engineering you can try for private college in Hardoi, they will admit you.
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# Himmat Older than three months
Hii, I am from Surguja, plz tell me What is the difference between NEET and AIPMT for MBBS Admission?
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# Shruti Older than three months
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Surguja
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# Aayush Older than three months
Hello. I am from Chatra, plz tell me What are the points to consider for selecting a B. Ed college?
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# Jagan Older than three months
You should consider the fee structure and if you consider doing this course from other place except Chatra, you should consider hostel facilities, you shouldalso consider whether the subject in which you wish to continue this course is available in the college.
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# Tushar Older than three months
Hello, I am from Tonk, want to know How to get admission to MBBS at JIPMER
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# Mukesh Older than three months
For getting admission, you should go through online entrance test known as JIPMER MBBS, after clearing this you can get admission in this institute, you can also find other good MBBS institutes of Tonk-Medical in Tonk
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