The great distances that prevent attending school is no longer a problem with this educational modality. Nowadays the population can access this type of education from where it resides.
It is an excellent tool to improve the academic and professional development of the adult population.
Distance education allows the conclusion of postponed studies.
Flexibility of schedules, which facilitates the organization of student time respecting family life and work obligations.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Education
It assumes low cost.
It has a very participative teacher since before the course was opened (writing content accompanied by specialists in graphic and pedagogical design) and during the course.
Personalized attention as the tutor accompanies, supervises and corrects individually.
It is a method that teaches the student to learn. It instructs you in the techniques of self-learning and self-training which, reinforced with information technology, allow for a more complete use in terms of content.
Difficulty of transmitting and preserving certain social values.
Flexibility of schedules is sometimes limited to certain courses that require online participation at specific times or spaces.
As there is no constant communication between the tutor and the student creates distrust in aspects such as the learning process and academic evaluation of the student.
It contributes to a certain extent to the isolation of the person for which an active intervention of the tutor is necessary.
A different academic education than traditional one requires a certain level of adaptation that can be difficult for some people.