Distance learning, also known as distance education, online learning correspondence education, or home study, is a form of education where you do not attend lectures or tutorials on a face-to-face basis. Students who chose to study via distance learning usually study from home.
Registered students at the College can study via FACE-TO-FACE (classroom) or by ONLINE/DISTANCE LEARNING. Meanwhile, with COVID-19 drastically changing everyday life, the world is having to adapt. As a result, the College is finding ways to support its student which includes the opportunity to study via ONLINE/DISTANCE LEARNING.
Students who chose to study via distance learning at HillCross College will have the opportunity to be part of a live class for some of their modules. There is also the possibility of downloading recorded classes from the College’s online system.
Distance learning is a viable option for many individuals of all ages who desire to get an education. It holds a number of benefits and advantages over a traditional learning environment.
1. Setting Your Own Pace
When you pursue distance learning, you can set your own pace of study. You do not study according to the schedule of a classroom.
2. You Can Study Anywhere in The World
It is your decision as to when and where you study. It does not matter where you live, you can gain a degree from anywhere in the world.
3. Cost Effective
A distance learning qualification often cost less than a full-time (face-to-face) qualification course. This is because you do not use the facilities of the College.
4. No Class Sitting
Sitting in the classroom is NOT the best way for every student to learn. A student may learn better at his own pace and in a different format than traditional schooling options offer. So, in online education you study in the comfort of your own house.
5. Traveling Costs Avoided
A huge advantage to getting an online education is that there is no need to travel to and from class every single day. Someone who does not drive or want to spend money on the costs of public transportation every single day will likely choose to get an online education over the traditional classroom.
The schedules for distance learning are more open and allow for students, parents, and professionals to take the classes whenever it fits into their schedule. This is beneficial over classroom education that requires students to schedule work and childcare around the class time.
Online education allows for one to be flexible. You can work and study at the same time because you are not conformed to a rigid classroom schedule.
8. Wide Choice of Courses
Distance learning provides the opportunity to study more subjects and reach out to programs that are not available in the immediate area.
Distance learning provides accessibility for those living away from the College. If you stay in a remote area, you are able to pursue studies even in rural areas, without having to attend classes.
10. Type of Qualification after completing your study
Note that the course material and assessment requirements for distance-learning students are exactly the same as for contact-learning students. This means that any qualification you earn through distance learning is exactly the same as the qualification earned by contact-learning students.