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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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
hii, good to know that you are from North Cachar Hills, Yes, Admission to B. Ed in IGNOU is made through B. Ed Entrance Test, which is generally conducted during the month of October/September each year.
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Different states in India conduct different entrance exam for admission in this course, These entrance tests generally test the language & proficiency, subject knowledge, reasoning and general awareness and teaching proficiency of applicants, find the list of B.Ed college in Dewas-B.Ed in Dewas
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
hello, if you want to take admission in best engineering college in Dungarpur, you should clear JEE Main exam, or I fyou want to get admission in IITs you should clear JEE Advanced and for admission you should have Physics, chemistry and maths in your 12th or equivalent
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