Myths and truth of distance learning

myths and truth of distance learning

Higher education is no longer a tribute to fashion, but a necessity. However, for many, the only chance to get it is to study by correspondence. If this is the case for an adult who needs the “crusts” exclusively for his work, the people around him will certainly support him. That’s not the case with alumni. Parents, acquaintances, even teachers begin to dissuade, to suggest that knowledge is not received by correspondence, employers do not like correspondence, and in general, it is not study.

Let us confirm or debunk the 5 most popular myths about the so-called “correspondence”.

Myth one. There’s a huge difference between a “point” and a “point”.

That’s right about the training organization. The “absentee” attend setting sessions and exams, the “glasses” attend classes daily. The first one has to gain knowledge through self-education, the second one is chewed up by teachers. This must be understood, otherwise learning in free swimming will be difficult and, as trivial as it may be, laziness. Self-discipline and awareness of why it is necessary to be absent. The role of these factors can hardly be overestimated.

Myth two. The correspondence cannot be of high quality.

That’s a misstatement. The form of education does not affect its quality. There are universities where distance learning is much better than some face-to-face. The quality of education is directly proportional to the student’s attitude. If there is no desire to study away, neither a prestigious university nor daily trips to couples will help. There will be crusts, alas, no knowledge. With good motivation, on the contrary, it is possible to obtain excellent knowledge on your own. Besides, in the situation of annual monitoring of HEIs, recognizing them as ineffective if certain conditions are not met, the reference point on quality becomes relevant for all forms of knowledge acquisition.

Myth three. Studying in absentia is easy.

Another myth. It is an illusion that absenteeism all semester does nothing, will come, will pass exams, and “for free”, and rest until the session. In reality, they have to work hard. The knowledge they get is concentrated, in large doses. Often couples go from morning to night. And on weekdays and weekends. Adding to this a huge number of materials intended for familiarization outside the institute, it becomes clear, not so easy for them. And the teaching requirements for absenteeism are the same as for glasses.

Myth four. Employers prefer glasses.

Where do these opinions come from in society is not quite clear. Not only do diplomas themselves not differ from each other, but also absentees have obvious advantages. It’s an experience. Almost all of them work. Often in the same enterprise from which they go to learn for the sake of qualification, career. In reality – employers prefer qualified, intelligent specialists, easy to learn and initiative, active. And these qualities clearly do not depend on the form of education.

Myth five. The lack of student life.

Myths and truth of distance learning

Some people think that absenteeism does not spend much time together, no communication in the group. But reality shows otherwise. Correspondents are usually very friendly, they meet, spend time together, prepare for exams/compences/controls together. Many people come from other cities, it’s natural that they “hang out” together. Here, too, everything depends on people.

Most myths about distance learning are wrong. Everything depends solely on the person receiving the education. However, you should know that absenteeism will not be granted a postponement from the army. And some professions are not learned by themselves. It’s impossible to become doctors, officers, etc. in absentia. A nice bonus of extramural education is its payment, it is much lower than the paid day education.