Thus, by allowing more and more people access to education, and providing an environment in which more can succeed, highly industrialized forms of distance education help remove discrimination biases and barriers to education. Furthermore, highly industrialized forms of distance education increase objectivity, which “decreases the authoritative relationship between teacher and learner” (Example 1, Advantages: Point 7). Thus, highly industrialized forms of distance education also lead to larger strides in equality. In addition to allowing others greater access to education, highly industrialized forms of education also allow for improvements in the material presented. In fact, these types of programs present “high quality” and time sensitive material (Example 1, Advantages, Point 2).
In addition to these advantages, highly industrialized forms of distance education are also wrought with disadvantages.
For example, a lack of flexibility in distance education may take away from the learning process (Example 1, Disadvantages, Point 1). This suggests that learners may not be gleaning as effective of an experience as they would be in a traditional classroom. Further, industrial distance education can reduce some of the relationships between teachers and students that serve in a mentor-student capacity. As such, learning becomes focused on subjects and inflexibility in subjects turns education into more of a training curriculum.
Thus, distance education is a new form of education in that it is highly industrialized and allows for different circumstances, classrooms, and teaching styles than traditional education. By studying the advantages and disadvantages of this type of education, students one can.