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  • 1. Familiarize with the concepts and context ofdistance education as an alternative learningmode of delivery; Cite the advantages and disadvantages ofdistance education; Describe how interaction and technology operatein distance education as a system; and Affirm and recognize that distance is a viablestrategy for access to quality higher education.

2. A field of education that focuses on the pedagogy andandragogy technology, and instructional systems design thataim to deliver education to students who are not physicallyon site. Education where teacher and students are separated in theplace and time. They communicate at time of their ownchoosing by exchanging printed or electronic media, orthrough technology that allows them to communicate in realtime and through other online ways. Mode of educational delivery where teacher and learner areseparated in time and space, and instruction is deliveredthrough specially designed materials and methods usingappropriate technologies and supported by organizationaland administrative structure and arrangements. 3. Education that takes place when theinstructor and student are separated byspace and/or time. The gap betweenthe two can be bridged through thetechnology. A mode of education inwhich students enrolled in a coarse donot attend the institution, but study off-campusand may submit assignments bymail or e-mail. Instructional programs or courses inwhich the instructor and students neednot be in the same physical place,particularly those relying on computers,audio, or video technology as themedium for delivery and, sometimes, fortwo-way interaction. 4. Provides learning opportunities to individuallearners and groups who not may not havethe chance and time to attend formalschooling of face-to-face instruction due to, physical disabilities, ailment, work earlymarriage, etc.. Is learner-centered-It is focused on theneeds of the learner with end goal offacilitating independent and self-paceslearning. For slow and quick learners thisreduces stress and increases satisfaction. 5. Provides learning packages designedfor self-directed learning utilizingvarious media, multi-media and othernew technologies prepared byacademically qualified instructionaldesigners. system and procedures for managingand ensuring academic supervision. Is an outgrowth of research ontheoretical and conceptual modelsof learning. 6. Distance education does not require commuting. You can complete most of the classes at yourconvenience. Live anywhere, study from anywhere while pursuing theeducation of your choice. Gain extra knowledge. Self-paced learning. Accessibility. Convenience and Flexibility Interaction. Individualized Instructions. Vast Resources Readily Available. Potential. Cost. 7. STUDENTS_ Meeting the instructional needs of students is thecornerstone of every effective distance program, andthe test by which all efforts in the field are judge. FACULTY_ the success of any distance education effort restsquarely on the shoulders of the faculty. FACILITATOR_ the instructor often finds it beneficial to rely on asite facilitator to act as a bridge between thestudents and the instructor. SUPPORT STAFF_ These individuals are the silent heroes of thedistance education enterprise and ensure that themyriad details required for program success are dealtwith effectively. ADMINISTRATOR_ as typically influence in planning aninstitutions distance education program, they often losecontact or relinquish control to technical manageronce than idea people. 8. 1. LEARNER- CONTENT INTERACTION-interaction takes place between the studentand the content, or the subject matter thatis delivered to him or her.1. LEARNER-INSTRUCTOR1. -interaction that transpires between students andinstructor is intended to help reinforce studentsunderstanding of the material or elucidatemeaning.2. LEARNER-LEARNER1. -interaction that occurs among students is extremelydissimilar between a wed-based learning and atraditional classroom setting.3. LEARNER-TECHNOLOGY/SYSTEM1. -students experience with computer can affect theirlearning in distance education as well as improve theircomputer skills. 9. 1. PRINTED TECHNOLOGY2. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY3. VIDEO TECHNOLOGY4. AUDIO TECHNOLOGYSYNCHRONOUS INTERACTION MEANS THAT THETEACHER AND THE STUDENTS INTERACT WITHEACH OTHER IN REAL TIME.ASYNCHRONOUS DELIVERY, INTERACTION DOESNOT TAKE PLACE SIMULTANANEOUSLY BUTDELAYED ONE. 10. ALS is a parallel learning system thatprovides a viable alternative to theexisting formal education instructionencompasses both the non formal andinformal sources of knowledge and skills.