There was a time when studying for distance learning degrees meant waiting eagerly for the postman to arrive so you could find out the title of your next essay before spending hours tracking down the last copy of an “essential reading” book in the local library.
In those pre-digital days, completing a distance learning degree often meant working alone on an assignment for days or even weeks, with limited guidance or feedback from your course tutor, minimal access to resources, and only occasional interaction with fellow students.
How things have changed …
The advent of the Internet has revolutionised the way in which distance learning students go about the business of studying for degrees and qualifications. Our distance learners still work remotely, but the facility to work online has hugely increased the benefits of distance learning.
Rapid modern communications allow real time access to tutors and online degree course materials. The proliferation of blogs, wikis and other social media means that the whole process is interactive - making it far more interesting and engaging for distance learners, wherever in the world they may be based.
Sophisticated modern technology has led to a rapid proliferation in the educational opportunities available to distance learning students worldwide, some located in even extremely remote areas.
Indeed we currently have distance learning students pursuing online degree programmes just about anywhere in the world where there is a reliable Internet connection!
So whether you're an eager economist in Ealing, an aspiring advertising executive in Algiers, a diligent management trainee in Delhi, or a full-time mom in Michigan planning a return to work, you can be part of our distance learning experience.
The digital revolution, with its lightning-quick communications and instant access to a wealth of information on literally any subject you choose, has almost certainly been the most influential factor behind the increasing uptake of distance learning degrees.
Distance learning overview