Many people join distance-learning programmes (study material, post, TV, Internet) and study at home, but some people think that it cannot bring the same benefit as attending colleges or universities does.

Distance learning, a modern phenomenon, has become widely popular, especially after the invention of the internet. In the pre-internet era, it was confined to posts and TV and could attract a nominal number of leaners. Despite a boom in home-based learning trend due to the technological advancements, it is not as much beneficial as attending a formal educational institute, as far as I am concerned.
To begin
with, university education is not restricted to some textbook lessons as it
also
focuses on creating an enlightened generation through a favourable environment where students learn to interact with each other, discover the diversity of cultures, and learn to face real-life challenges. Some video scripts and printed documents cannot teach them how to use those in the practical world.
For instance
, someone who learns a skill online finds it difficult to implement it in the real world.
Thus their
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Thus, their
poor performance in professional life is imminent.
Moreover
, instructors have extensive experience in dealing with students from different backgrounds and modify their lessons according to the capacity of the students.
This
is completely missing in the distance learning method and
thus
the single-package-fits-all model is less productive. Taking an online course to learn to play the guitar could be a classic example. A recent study by the University of Sussex reveals that nine out of ten online guitar learners fail to master it due to the lack of motivation and
this
is where the formal education comes in - motivating students. Taking distance learning courses for learning a programming language, or how to cook a cuisine can be useful for
many but
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many, but
this
can never be the alternatives to education we receive from colleges and universities. To conclude, we attend educational institutes to learn and become enlightened citizens, not to memorise lessons and pass exams. While distance learning can be a bonus to our already enlightened mind, it can never be the same as studying at a college or university.
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