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Technology Powers Distance Learning
Internet has drastically changed the face of distance learning programs
Vancouver, BC - November 1, 2010 - With the rise of online streaming video and the general expectation of access to quality, free information from the public, distance learning has gotten a boost. Whether as part of a formal degree program or as an addition to a lifelong learning commitment, technology is now powering this revolution. November 1-7, 2010 is National Technology Week in Canada, so we're taking a look at how technology can help you earn a post-secondary education.
Distance Learning Programs
Distance learning programs once had to deal with the issue of disconnect between professor and student since lessons had to be mailed and conversations could only take place over the phone. But web technology has broken down that barrier and enabled real-time collaboration. With technologies like Skype and distance learning programs like those at University Canada West, access to a university education has opened up across the globe.
Regional and national colleges have made it a priority to offer online courses for both traditional students and post-graduate continuing education. According to reports in the United States, over 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2008 term; a 17 percent increase over the number reported the previous year.
Professional Development Through Online Learning
Professional organizations are cropping up with more and more opportunities for their members to use the web for online learning that would benefit them professionally. These come in a combination of webinars, seminars by phone and collaborative wikis online that allow connection and communication.
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