Distance learning is one of the fastest growing ways to expand your knowledge. This is not just because technology allows it. There are many very good reasons for this. In the United Kingdom alone, many thousands of people are taking distance learning courses. Nearly 300,000 students are taking their first undergraduate degree via this medium, and over 100,000 are furthering their education through postgraduate study. Distance learning has been around for a long time. Its origins go back to the 19th century,and perhaps even further. Back then, the internet did not exist, so they learned and taught via post. Now, thanks to the internet, distance learning is easier than ever.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, distance learning rivals a quality to that of learning on campus. From the comfort of your own home, or even in your office, and also on the go from your smart phone or tablet, you can gain access to all of the materials that you need to study. These are provided directly from your education providers, should it be a university, college, or institute. Direct, and live support is also provided. This was impossible a few years ago, but now, thanks to the internet, you can have access to your teachers and tutors with the touch of a button. You can also feel as though you are part of the class, as thanks forums and student networks you can form and develop the friendships and networks which are part of student life. Distance learning is also very flexible. Most courses are designed around people who have restricted time and resources. As a result, such an education is often cheaper. You can also choose your own hours. You can go at your own pace. You can also start whenever you want, so are free from having to follow the academic year.
I encourage you to take a look at the wide range of distance learning options available. You will certainly find something suitable for you either in terms of your personal interests or career development.