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Summary:
If you are considering a distance learning program, read this article to
read more about the technology considerations.


Keywords:
distance learning technologies comparisons, long distance learning,
tutoring


Article Body:
There are many ways to take part of distance learning these days, and
even more technologies to choose from. How can you compare the different
companies offering distance learning technology? Be sure to comparison
shop before you put any money down. This will save you a lot of time and
hassle. This article covers a few considerations when making distance
learning technologies comparisons for your needs.<br>
When comparing distance learning programs, you should consider your
capabilities. Are you using high speed internet? If not, many of the
functions and tools of the latest technologies will not be available to
you. Therefore, they may not be worth paying for. However, if you have
a high speed connection from which you can do your learning, you can take
advantage of the great new tools available. Also, computer hardware is a
consideration. If you're running an older computer, you may not be able
to get streaming video to work efficiently, even with a high speed
connection. Some of the material may come on DVD's, so you would need to
have a DVD player as well (regular CD players cannot play DVD's). Check
with different services and find out which is right for your hardware
setup.<br>
Another point to consider when making distance learning technologies
comparisons is the time you're willing to commit. Distance learning
programs are under the assumption that you can and will keep up with the
program. Without working on your own and without have a teacher to
direct your learning, you will be responsible for taking the initiative
on the work and keeping up with the class. Though this gives you
flexibility, it also requires a bit more discipline than a conventional
classroom.<br>
So, be sure to take the time to figure out if you will be able to fully
utilize the distance learning program you're looking to buy. If you find
the wrong program, you won't get the full benefit and will likely feel
like you've wasted your money. But, if you find the right program for
you, you'll have found a great way to learn something new with the
flexibility of learning and working from home.