Distance Learning is often criticized both in general and in the field of translator education. Depending on each specific case, Distance Learning can either be a valueable asset or a liability. Below you can find some pros and cons to help you decide if Distance Learning is a suitable alternative for your class.
|- No commuting to class necessary||- Necessary to educate teachers in online instruction|
|- Students can study at their own pace||- Delayed feedback in contrast to regular courses|
|- Pursuing of self-set learning goals possible||- Lack of personal social interaction|
|- Enables participation from around the world||- Dependence on electronic devices, servers and on the Internet|
|- No overcrowded courses and lectures|| - Time, pace and self-management
(motivation, self-discipline) fundamental for success
|- Not as expensive as on-campus learning|| - Case-based eligibility of given course for the purpose of
You can find a more extensive list of the advantages and disadvantes of Distance Learning on Optimus Sourcing: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of eLearning."