Advances in technology have improved our lives in so many ways. There are so many gadgets we use on a daily basis that has made our life easy. Technologies like video conferencing and data transfer over high speed internet has changed the way we learn. These days you do not need to be physically present in a classroom to learn. All you need is a computer and an internet connection to learn interactively from the comfort of your home.
Name any information technology course you would like to learn and they are offered by institutes to l earn through distance education. It’s like instead of you going to a tutor, correspondence courses brings the tutor to you. It is only logical that one should have the freedom to learn courses related to computers on any computer that they have access to.
The courses are set up in such a way that you gain the same knowledge and skills you would receive if you were to take conventional route and study in a computer lab at the institute. You have specially built interactive websites. Where you can login using a unique username and password and a tailored course that fits your needs will be made available to you no matter where you may be. These websites offer all the theoretical information you will need and you can download these notes to your computer and transfer them to an e-book reader which means you would be studying just like you would from a book or journal.
They have video tutorials which you can pause, play and rewind anytime you want. You can create your own schedule and fix your own study time. There are discussion board’s setup where you can discuss a topic or anything you have learnt with other students or faculty members.
There are satellites in space that are used for educational purposes. These satellites aid in videoconferencing where you can interact with your tutor in real time. You can see and hear your tutor at the same time if you wish you can let the teacher see and hear you using the web camera and mic that comes built-in in most laptops. You can use Online and offline simulators to practice what you are learning. There are specific simulators at end of each chapter that help you practice hand on, what you have learnt through theory. You also have software’s that create a virtual environment within a window in your computer where you can practice programming and configuring and watch the effects it would have just like you would in real time on a real machines or network.
You are also expected to complete and submit projects that will be evaluated by your mentor and you would receive grades based on their evaluation.
So you see it is not much different from the conventional way of learning yet it is a major breakthrough in how we learn. So take advantage of the technology available and enroll yourself for a correspondence course.