As we progress towards a more and more technologically advanced society, there has been a rapid emergence in smart teaching-learning techniques. Open and distance learning (ODL) has become one of the best approaches successful in creating an effective ad result oriented academic nexus across the globe. ODL has become the leading choice of career professionals and other aspiring students because of the myriad of opportunities, poised at the forefront of technology based knowledge sharing.
As intriguing as it may seem, open and distance learning provides countless advantages over non-technological and otherwise traditional method of teaching-learning. The best among the many are that the student is herself in charge of their subject matter. This means you are one to decide where you want to study or at what pace you want to study. There is virtually no time bound limits, limited physical presence is required and the pace of study is not rigid. This gives students the opportunity to plan their study according to their ease.
Studies have shown that graduates from ODL are more result oriented and task specific. This is because ODL implies a type of self-training and independent approach of teaching and learning which students reflect in their career goals. Having said that, another major opportunity that ODL provides is the provisions of On the Job trainings (OJTs) with better training results than traditional forms of teaching-learning.
Another neglected but highly important advantage of ODL over other forms is the value for money. While traditional forms of study are a huge financial burden to most, ODL courses offer customized and much cheaper options for its students. On an average, ODL programs are as much as 60% cheaper than the same courses offered in private colleges in Nepal.
The availability of educational resources including training materials and course materials are all available online and ready to the student’s disposal at any time. Imagine you have an unplanned leave and nothing to do. You could browse up your study materials the same instant and invest time studying. This is virtually impossible with physical learning institutions.
On the whole, as we have discussed over and over again, open and distance learning is the new form of teaching and learning. The opportunities that it provides is ever increasing and the importance of technology based learning has been realized by every educational institution across the globe.
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