DEVELOPING DISTANCE LEARNING UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS: ADVANTAGES, STRUCTURE AND METHODOLOGY E-LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Hellenic Open University (GREECE)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:According to this research, there are great advantages to be acknowledged in the full use of learning courses offered by Universities which are using the teaching method of Distance Learning in Higher Education. Such Institutes may provide Bachelor and Master’s Degrees equivalent to the ones provided by traditional Institutes proclaiming the actual benefits to be offered to the Academic Society globally, the financial prosperity for both the Institutes themselves and the country in which they exist in and also the assistance offered to society in solving serious issues within the working market, such as reducing the unemployment rates, increase of the academic research, environmental benefits and many more by offering an alternative way in approaching higher education nowadays. A complete system of education – e – learning will be analyzed in this project, stating all the advantages accruing for the Institute and therefore the Institute’s educators and the students involved. Important structural proposals will be presented in order to ensure that it is comprehended by the spectators the breadth possibilities of this systems’ use should an Institute chooses to include it in its Study Programmes. Throughout this research, it will become quite clear that the Institute’s academic and financial prospects and its positioning amongst global University rankings could be altered in a beneficial way by adopting the proposals analyzed in this paper since existing and pre-owned technology may be used with minimum cost. In order to corroborate this paper’s suggestions, a complete use of the system, example throughout a student’s academic life will be presented.
Keywords: Distance learning, open universities.