Distance Education

27 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2015

Date Written: April 30, 2015


The following paper is discussed on Distance education and its challenges ahead. We have covered a meaning, history, growth, how it developed, distance education in India, present and future, types, characteristics, role on human resource developments, advantages, limitations, Nature of Training and Education in the Workplace, India scenario, List of approved Distance Education universities in India, Avenues of Distance Education and finally the conclusion. Distance learning is a method of conveying education and instructions, generally on an individual basis, to the students who are not physically available in a usual setting such as a classroom. Distance learning is rapidly becoming an alternative to traditional classrooms. Students can benefit from the flexibility that comes with distance learning, and for students who don't have the time or money to attend traditional schools, distance learning can provide a path to higher education. As money plays an important role in the modern world all youngsters after under graduation joins jobs and at the same time they join higher education for the benefit of their promotion, hike in salary etc. which will also helps them to save their age in class rooms. Therefore we have emphasized on the improvement on the distance education.

Keywords: Distance education, Universities in India, avenues, Human Resource Development, hybrid learning, education in India, on line courses, blended learning , distance education council.

Suggested Citation

Rao, Sharmila and Krishnan, Vasumathi, Distance Education (April 30, 2015). Nitte University, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education: Special Emphasis on Management Education, December 29-30 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600957 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2600957

Sharmila Rao (Contact Author)

Yenepoya College

University Road
Mangalore, 575020

Vasumathi Krishnan

ISDC, Bangalore ( email )

10/1 Lakshmi Narayana Complex
Palace Road
Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru 560052

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