Distance Education in India and Distance Learning Courses
Distance education is system of education which is done through correspondence or online through authorised learning centres of a university. Know more about What is Distance Education?
In India Distance Education Council (DEC) is responsible for the coordination of the open university and accreditation for the distance education courses. The Council was constituted under the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act (1985). See the List of programmes approved by Distance Education Council.
Universities Distance Education
Now one can do professional courses through distance Education or through Online Universities
What is Distance Education
About Distance Education
It can be through correspondence system or through open system. In the regular system, there is eligibility requirement for enrolment in any course. But in the open system, the courses are open to any person who has attained the age of 18 years but had no formal education. That person can undergo Bachelor Preparatory Course (BPP) of open university and after its completion can enrol for any course.
Benefit – It is inexpensive and provide students opportunities to enhance their qualifications.
Note – The quality of courses depends on –
- Quality of instructional material
- Use of technologies like online lectures, virtual classrooms etc
- Well functioning study centres.