What is Distance Learning?
What is Distance Learning? And how can it work for you? Designed to suit students who want to fit their studies around any other commitments, Distance Learning involves studying a course without having to attend classes in person at a school, college or university.
Although the online Distance Learning lifestyle was once strongly associated with mature students, it has now become an extremely popular learning method for all ages. Why? Because the benefits of Distance Learning are hard to beat. It's flexible, more affordable and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
With Arden University, it's never been easier to achieve your Distance Learning Degree.The ability to learn remotely, gives hundreds of thousands of people across the UK - and worldwide - the opportunity to continue their education in a way that works for them.
Flexibility is one of the key benefits of Distance Learning. The ability to choose the hours and location of study is a bonus for most people, allowing them to fit their education in and around work or family life, or any other commitments they may have.
The internet is largely to thank for the increase in people enrolling onto Distance Learning Courses and Programmes. With the huge amount of written resources available at the touch of a button, as well as the ability to access video content and online webinars, these days Distance Learning isn’t much different from attending lectures – what’s more, the qualification you receive at the end is exactly the same! Another huge benefit of Distance Learning is being able to connect online with tutors, mentors and fellow students. So although you’re studying from home, you’ll still feel the support and spirit that comes from being an on-campus student.
But there are more benefits to Distance Learning than just flexible hours and location. Here are a few:
- You can gain a Degree from anywhere in the world, not just the country in which you reside
- Studying at a pace that suits you will allow you to revisit anything you feel you haven’t fully understood
- Distance Learning courses are generally more affordable than traditional on-campus university courses
- Having to manage your own schedule will help you acquire vital life skills such as time management and organisation
Why is it so popular?
In today’s busy world, you can't always adjust your schedule to pursue a full-time education. Online Distance Learning enables you to study for an internationally recognised qualification without putting your life on hold.
Whether you are a busy professional looking for your next career step or a school leaver wanting to start your career without sacrificing your education, a Distance Learning Degree may be the solution you're looking for. Over 50,000 people worldwide have studied and achieved their qualifications through online and Distance Learning with us. And now, it's your turn.
The only difference between a qualification from Arden University and a traditional campus university is the flexible way we deliver the course. With 24/7 support, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge virtual classroom study portal, ilearn, you can study from any place in the world at any time, with nothing more than an internet connection.
Find out more about our learning experience here or browse our FAQs and available courses below.
Studying a Distance Learning Degree with Arden is simple. There are no lectures to attend on-site anywhere, no fixed timetable and your study portal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! The qualification you gain at the end of your course is the same as any other UK university course. We provide you with all the study materials you need online, a team of expert tutors and other support to help get you gain your Degree, Master's or other qualification.
Because our Distance Learning courses are taught exclusively online, you will need access to a laptop, computer or mobile device - such as a smartphone or tablet - and internet access. Please be aware that there are also specific software requirements for some Arden courses. You can connect to ilearn (our online learning classroom) through many different devices or your local library or family members may have resources you can use.
Your learning materials are developed by our Arden University subject specialists and have been established with your future career in mind – so you don't just get the theory to help you pass your exams, but also real-life, practical examples to make things easier to understand and to help you succeed in your chosen sector. Are you ready to thrive in a career you love? Find the perfect Distance Learning Degree for you below.
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