-Allows for students to work at their own comfortable pace.
-Provides access to learning for those who might not be able to attend due to distance and/or time.
-Beneficial in developing further access to those wanting an education or training that can be built around one’s own accommodations.
-Students can vary, offering an opportunity to more individuals.
-Institutions gain financially.
-Available to all individuals with the right resources.
-Accessible to all those with disabilities (physical, emotional, mental, etc).
-Strictly available to those with access to a computer.
-Costly with complex and constantly updated technologies.
-Time consuming in planning any teachings for both students and educators.
-Does not guarantee consistent assistance with any questions or concerns a student may have.
-All resources may not all be readily obtainable through the internet.
-Isolates people from socializing and being active throughout his/her day.
-Lessens opportunities for students to listen to other classmate’s views and questions.
-Prevents learning on working in groups and academically working with others.
-Difficult for students to remain motivated and on task with his/her work.
-Removes opportunity for teacher-student relationships
-Not all courses are available online to receive full education.
What does this resource offer teachers and students?
Distance education offers a new kind of opportunity for both teachers and students. This sort of learning provides teachers another way of teaching. Using online resources can allow them to teach his/her students with a more hands on and visible approach. The teacher could show his/her students ways to do research, look at videos, articles and stories through the internet that one may not necessarily be able to do through classroom based learning. The teacher could also use this resource to use an indirect approach. When teaching certain topics or concepts, the teacher could instruct the students to discover their own understanding of the subject.
Distance education presents to students another option to further their learning. Students can take additional classes they want or need to take in order to continue or even start their education. It allows for students to learn managing his/her own time through staying on track and completing all assignments. This resource permits students to learn at his/her own pace without anyone pressuring them to complete an assignment in a certain amount of time.