Distance Learning: A Convenient Way to Obtain A Post-Secondary Education by jasonw93

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Distance Learning allows students to obtain post-secondary credentials without attending on-campus classes. Instead they study via online courses or written correspondence.

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									    Distance Learning: A Convenient Way to Obtain A
               Post-Secondary Education

Attending college is an exciting step in anyone's life to a better career. But what
happens if you are unable to attend a full-time or part-time program that
requires you to be on campus? What if travel, childcare or weather are barriers
to learning? That's where the Distance Learning option comes in. Although this
way of obtaining a post-secondary education has been around for many, many
years, today it has taken a technological spin, with the most appealing option
seeing students learning through an online classroom. This format ensures the
flexibility to accommodate the many time constraints imposed by personal
responsibilities and commitments, reduces the demand on institutional
infrastructure such as buildings, and more.


At Centennial College, students can use Distance Learning, which is facilitated
through the school's School of Continuing Education, to acquire a variety of
diplomas or certificates. As mentioned, the most popular Distance Learning
option is to apply to courses facilitated online through virtual classrooms that
students can access 24 hours a day. Qualified instructors, who use online
teaching tools such as discussion boards, forums and digital assignments, lead
these online classes. There is also a sense of classroom thanks to peer-to-peer
email interaction. Through online courses, students can attend 40 different
programs at Centennial College. This wide range of options includes: Home
Inspection, Ophthaimic Medical Personnel, Logistics Management, Professional
Writing, Real Estate Office Assistant, Software Specialist, Quality Assurance and
more.


As previously mentioned, the other Distance Learning option, which is much
more traditional, is called Print-Based Correspondence. This differs from online
learning as learners work from the comfort of their homes while studying from
study material that is mailed to them. A print-based course offered through the
School of Containing Education consists of lessons, written assignments, exams
and the various tools for success. This print-based distance learning experience
allows students the flexibility to communicate with their instructor by email,
phone, or regular mail. Through this Distance Learning option, students
complete courses such as: Business Management – Entrepreneurial, Business
Management – International, Business Management – Marketing, Cosmetics by
Correspondence, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel - Phases 1 and 2 and
SmartServe. Upon registration in this Distance Learning option, participants
receive a Registration Confirmation Letter, Proctor Information Form, Student

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
Guide and all of the educational materials required to complete their course.


Whether they choose the online or print-based option, students of Distance
Learning must complete an in-person physical exam. Students are responsible
for writing their exam on the first Saturday following the course end date. It is
their responsibility to book the correct exam date within the time constraints of
their course. Students who fail to write their exam by the due date will receive a
zero on their exam.



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Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 2

								
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