==Advantages and Disadvantages â€“ Why Choose Distance Learning?== ãƒ½(ï¿£Ï‰ï¿£(ï¿£Ï‰ï¿£ã€ƒ)ã‚
The main advantage of distance learning is that it allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life.
*You can usually also set your own pace of study.
*It is your decision as to when and where you study.
*It doesn't matter where you live â€“ you can gain a degree from anywhere in the world.
*As with a full-time degree, students may find that they gain useful, transferable skills, such as planning and research.
*A distance learning course often costs less than a full-time degree.
The downside is that you will not enjoy the conviviality of being on a campus and rubbing shoulders with fellow students on a daily basis.
*Loneliness and feelings of isolation should be avoided however by frequent online contact with tutors and taking part in virtual forums, virtual help groups and discussion rooms.
*Distance learning providers usually offer dedicated support to their online or distance learning students.