AN OVERVIEW ON DISTANCE EDUCATION
Distance Education is an established and now globally recognized mode of Education It in consonance with the changing socio-economic needs and emerging demands of the new knowledge era. One of the great advantage of Distance Learning is that it provides a viable and affordable alternative to the conventional mode of education, especially for those who, for several socio-economic,family and geographic constraints, could not get education despite their high motivation and genuine aptitude for studies, and also for those who do not have time for education through conventional mode because of their personal,professional and family obligations.
To provide increased educational opportunities within an affordable budget, the Jaipur National University has initiated Distance Education Programmes where the physical Distance between the Teacher and the Learner is adequately bridged by means of modern information and Communication Technologies. The teaching and studying throw distance mode is as effective and intresting as face-to-face classroom instruction.
The Distance Education is delivered through a wide range of technological methodologies like- voice,CDs,video,internet,teleconferecing,print, etc. Some tangible advantages of studying through Distance Mode can be identified as follows::
- Learning at your own pace, speed and convenience
- Just-in-time learning;more opportunities to learn the latest and the update material
- Reaching the unreached; reaching those with restricted mobility(handicapped, elderly persons, house wives etc.)
- Accessibility for those with family responsibilties(parents with young children at home)
- Exposure to telecommunication technology and access to media-rich learning environment.
Besides the above advantages, standerd quality Self-Learning study material,effective personal cantact programmes, adequate hands-on training for computer practicals,examination centers at convenient places,fixed examination scheduled and timely declaration of results are salient features of the Distance Education Programmes..
Presently, the School of Distance Education and Learning Offers UG and PG Programmes in the disciplines of Management, Science, and Computer Applications, all of which are duly approved by DEC and the Joint Commitee of UGC-AICTE-DEC: