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Distance education highly differs from the traditional form of campus education. The means of imparting knowledge here is through well designed and clearly structured self-instructional materials for students irrespective of wherever they are based. Distance learning is more suitable for mature working people in enhancing their abilities and improving their professional skills.
Today distance education has long evolved from the decades-old concept of ‘correspondence education’. With the advancing progress of technology, distance education uses multiple media such as print, audio, video, etc. and other electronic forms of communication. Study programmes are wholly available on-line through the internet, or through CD-ROM computer managed educational packages. However this does not rule out the effective use of print material.
The self instructional materials are designed to be learner friendly thereby enabling learners to study independently without any difficulties. They are suitable for both, on campus as well as off campus learners to use on their own.
It would be unfair to consider distance education as inferior to other forms of education. Since, communication technologies are rapidly changing in the information age we are part of today. The emergence of the global communication network has brought information within the reach of many more than otherwise possible. More efficient technologies are being developed for disseminating knowledge, skills and abilities for professional development.