Academic journal article Education

The Power of Distance Learning

Academic journal article Education

The Power of Distance Learning

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Distance Learning is an educational approach that integrates technology, connectivity, curricular content, and human resources. The increasing complexity of the American society infrastructure has created extended demands on the lives of students. Problematic work schedules, family responsibilities, and hectic class schedules are some of the challenges facing college students today, who are beginning to take advantage of university programs that offer curricula that includes distance learning opportunities.

Traditional educational practices may not be providing students with all of the necessary skill development needed to survive in today's technological work force.

In efforts to incorporate technology into existing curricula much emphasis has been placed on hardware, connectivity, and fundamental technology skill development. With the inclusion of digital technology in our classrooms we are just beginning to realize the true potential of distance learning. Therefore, educators must focus their efforts of developing distance learning opportunities that ensure best educational practice and apply those powerful tools in creative ways that enhance student learning.

When distance learning is implemented correctly, it has the ability to build on the unique, dynamic characteristics of digital content to create productive, creative, and interesting learning environments. Distance Learning programs come in a variety of formats. …

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