Distributed Learning is convenient and provides flexibility to the learner. Some of the advantages to distance learning are:
Learners attend a "virtual classroom," usually in Blackboard so there is no need to travel to the campus. Learners attend their virtual classroom at hours that fit their own personal daily schedule. Although there are deadlines to meet, learners can work on material within those deadlines at their own pace. Learners work under the guidance of their instructors, maintaining contact with their instructors via Blackboard, email, telephone or various other technologies.
Be warned, online learning is NOT EASY; it is at least as demanding as any face-to-face course. To be successful, consider the following:
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