Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 201-203
S. R. Sheeja *
Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Distance learning has become an accepted and indispensable part of our educational system. Technological revolution and increasing need for skill up-gradation are the major reasons behind the unprecedented growth of distance education. Distance education brings knowledge to those types of learners who have not been served by traditional class room setting. Rapid developments in the field of ICT offer new opportunities for the design and delivery of education through the distance mode. In spite of all the potentials of distance learning, there are many critical issues which are yet to be resolved. Quality, cost effectiveness, assessment, lack of motivation, dropout rate etc. are some important issues in this field.
Keywords: Distance learning, ICT revolution, quality, cost effectiveness.
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