Few Info About Distance Education

Education is one of the most important things which is extremely compulsory for all of the children after they enter from their infancy in to the childhood of their own along with the love and affection of the parents and other family members too and along with the children it is as well as important for all those sorts of people too who are illiterate till now and the reason behind it is that education is the one and only aspect of human’s life which makes them sensible and practical in terms of living a better life.

Education is one of the most important factors which are necessary for being a perfect human being in all aspects and at all levels of life and it is true that because of education only a person becomes fully civilized.

Although education is being provided throughout the entire world but everywhere it is being divided in to few categories which generally ranges from Pre, Primary, Secondary, Higher (College/University) education according to systematic classification and one could study at any age as per the necessity of their own.

The above described forms of education are part of that very education system which is basically necessary for all of us which is generally known as academic education apart from it there are some other forms of education as well which are Alternative Education, Adult Education, Indigenous Education, Open Education, Special Education, Vocational Education etc. are other sort of education types respectively.

Here we would specifically talk about the Distance Education in which the education is provided through instructional systems which are based on technology. This type of education providing system is specially came in existence for those types of people who are unable to join the classes which runs in the schools, colleges and universities at their own particular time because of any sort of circumstances. The distance education is especially for those youths who are less educated or could not complete their education because of any problem, housewives and those who are physically challenged and want to be educated.

Earlier in the beginning the regular mail is used for correspondence in the distance education. In 1840, a teacher of shorthand whose name is Isaac Pitman had tried to teach shorthand through correspondence to its students.

And further as the technology comes in existence the radio and afterwards the television is used for the purpose of doing educational broadcasts for teaching the students of distance education. And with the advent of Internet in the 20th century for the students of distance education it becomes very easier to have their study materials and complete their other educational needs and further with the advancement in the technology now the teachers are connected and teaching their students of distance education in a classroom through videoconferencing.

The option of full time and part time studies both are available for the students but mostly students gives preference especially to the part time studies. The distance education is offered at all levels of education after the primary education but it is mostly popular for the university level education.

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