Distance Education Vs. Correspondence Education
 
 
 
 
Distance Education Vs. Correspondence Education

Distance education and correspondence education differ mainly in the method of instruction. Correspondence education is a form of distance education that deals with students primarily through the mail and on a one-to-one basis, with no semblance of a classroom setting. Students in correspondence programs must complete the work assigned within a specified time frame.

Other forms of distance education can simulate the classroom experience through Internet chat-rooms, video-conferencing, and net-meetings in which the students can all join in to discuss topics and get immediate feedback from the instructor. Work for the course may require that a student be present at a given time for group or individual discussion.

Whatever form of distance education you choose, it is important to find out how the materials will be delivered to you so that you can plan how you will fulfill the requirements for participating in class and for completing and returning the coursework.