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Journal of Management Research and Analysis


Emerging trend of distance education globally and its underlying challenges


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Author Details : Panjami Padmakumar Nair*

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 125-128


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Abstract

The motive of distance education is to provide flexibility to the learners in terms of access, course curriculum or any other elements of educational framework. It is a force which contributes towards the social and economic development of any nation. Over years, developed as well as developing countries have embraced it as an indispensable part of educational system. Increased globalization of distance learning has enabled countries to attain their educational objectives. The ever growing requirements for continuous skill up-gradation and advances in technology have exploited the interests of people in distance learning. However, distance education mode has got various challenges which need to be addressed by the associated stakeholders in order to make distance programmes successful, effective and contribute towards the educational up-liftment of learners. This paper discusses the trends and problems of distance education and also suggests possible actions to eliminate the inefficiencies of distance education system.

Keywords: Distance education, Higher education, Geographical barriers, Learner-centred, Real-time multimedia technology.


Doi : 10.18231/j.jmra.2019.025

How to cite : Nair P P, Emerging trend of distance education globally and its underlying challenges. J Manag Res Anal 2019;6(3):125-128

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