Online Education and Open Universities
XXI century has become the “Era of technology” which influenced to all the parts of our life, and has had a profound impact on the education system too. Education seems as much the same as it has been for many years, however, the concept that technology has profoundly changed it is the fact.
In the current time, various reforms are introduced in the education system to make a convenience for young learners to get the high qualification, such as online and distance learning, open universities, e-learning, virtual learning and e.t.c. In medieval times, books were very few and only elites had access to educational opportunity. Ordinary people had to travel to centers, for instance to public libraries in order to read, to get information about their speciality, brainstorm their mind or just have a relaxiation by reading a single novel , or they had to buy from bookshops. Today, lots of information (books, audio, images, videos) are available at one’s fingertips through the Internet, and opportunities for formal learning are available online worldwide . Everyone knows that ,nowadays, online education has been reaching the highest peaks. It is obviously, useful for the people who are away from the distance and has a few opportunity to study at University Compus.
In addition, different universities such as: Utrecht University, Netherlands, Uppsala University, Sweden, Nottingham Trent University Online, United Kingdom, The Open University UK, United Kingdom around the world are offering “Open University” system to save students time and to create convenience so that, they can manage their daily routine and can get higher education by online.
The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university and it was established in 1969 in The United Kingdom. The first students enrolled in January 1971. The university administration is based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire, but has administration centres in other parts of the United Kingdom. It also has a presence in other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units. (bu malumot sifatida takidlanib otilgan yani netdan olingan bir xil joylarini ozgartirganman,,shu malumot va univerlani ogan saytimi linkini qoyishim kere a mana shu yerda )
Nowadays, online learning and open universities turn out to be more and more practiced. The number of the universities that begin to share their courses online and for free are substantially increased. They provided an uncomplicated and pleasant method to achieve knowledge from any place and in almost every field. They represent law and accounting, to human sciences, such as psychology and sociology or history or language learning and e.t.c Online learning is a great alternative to traditional universities, especially for people who can not a
afford the time and money to take real courses. Anyway, they both include positive and negative consequences.
It shows a great aspect to study many fields alternative to the traditional form of education
have the chance to study in their own time that online education requires immense self-discipline
self-improvement and of course level of self-motivation has a lot of freedom to do whatever they want without worrying about a teacher or lecturer showing up
students can finish their homework quickly, and there is more time left for hobbies This freedom can quickly ruin a student’s focus
all resources of a traditional course helps participants learn wherever they are lack of direct interaction with teacher
leaving them the freedom to choose the time for study While learning from a teacher in front of , they can monitor body language to ensure remain focused, they can tell when something is distracting , when participant haven’t grasped a topic or not interested in a particular subject. None of this is possible when you are learning online