Distant second higher education in state universities: features, requirements and reviews
Education is necessary in any professional environment. The higher the responsibility and range of duties of the employee, the higher his position, the greater the requirements for his level of knowledge. This article examines whether it is possible to get the first and second higher education distantly at a state university, what it will require from the student, what expenses will result in and whether or not the desired result will really bring.
What is distance education?
Such concepts as full-time, in absentia, evening classes are familiar to almost everyone. More recently, they have also been joined by distance education. So massively it is not yet accepted in the universities of our country, but progress does not stand still.More and more educational institutions are trying to improve their technical equipment and enter a new market for educational services. Such a system is extremely easy to use, and therefore, it is in demand. Currently, distance learning at a state university is not so common. Such a proposal for applicants is available only from the leading universities of the country, as well as from commercial educational resources that specialize in distant courses. Naturally, the distance form, like everything new and unknown, has acquired a number of myths. The objectives of this article include their debunking.
So, distance education is the process of obtaining the necessary skills, knowledge and skills in the work using information and computing systems at a great distance from the place of training. The student does not need to go to couples, come to the session, choose the time to visit the dean's office. All bureaucratic “charms” of full-time or part-time education bypass the student at a distance.
Who is comfortable distance learning
The main charm of this form of education is remoteness and freedom in time.A person can study from any place at any time convenient for him. This feature is attractive to wide sections of the population. These include the following groups:
- Moms on maternity leave and child care leave.
- Full-time students from other universities.
- People living away from the school where they would like to study.
- Disabled people, people with disabilities, and their guardians.
- Employees, most of the time engaged in work duties, not having the opportunity to allocate time to visit the school.
- Other people who value their time and money.
A second distance education is a way to finally improve one’s position in life, accelerate career growth, or find a better place to work. With daily employment at 9-10 o'clock in the workplace without the possibility of visiting a university, distance learning becomes the only option to change something in life. Upon receipt of the first higher education, employers are obliged to dismiss the employee at the session, upon receipt of the second, as well as passing a magistracy and graduate school, employers do not have such an obligation.Let's be honest, they are in the first case, not often act as prescribed.
Features of distance education
What does a person who decided to get a distance second higher education in state universities need? Of course, a few hours of personal time per day, a stable Internet connection and a device from which this output can be made. Yes, and most important! Requires the ability to motivate themselves. There will be no teachers who systematically remind you of the importance of the learning process. All this will have to explain to himself.
There is a myth that it is impossible to get high-quality distant second higher education in state universities. This error is generated by lazy people who have not tried to get such an education. The training program is no different, the complexity of the information being taught is the same as in the “live” lectures, you can also ask the curator for clarification of the material, there are classes through video communication with teachers. All techniques used in distance education, lead to the same learning outcome that with full-time or part-time.
What universities offer distance form
Distance second higher education in state universities:
- NSU named after PF Lesgaft in St. Petersburg.
- MIIT (Moscow University).
- Institute of Film and Television in St. Petersburg.
- Agricultural University in St. Petersburg.
- Tomsk Polytechnic University.
- Ural State Mining University.
- Tyumen Industrial University.
- NGMU (Novosibirsk).
This list contains only state universities, and if we take into account the number of commercial educational institutions, the number is really impressive.
Requirements for applicants
To get a second distance higher education in public universities, you must submit a package of documents. This set is no different from what students of full-time or extra-mural form present: an identity card (passport), first degree diploma, entrance exams, application for enrollment, a signed contract, a receipt for the first semester. Here is the main package; other documents can supplement it at the discretion of the educational institution. All this will have to be sent electronically, and the application and the signed contract in the original by the postal service.
From the pleasant moments - the second higher education at a state university is not very expensive.
Reviews on the form of training
On reviews, this whole system is formed. As far as distance learning at a state university is still a developing phenomenon, the leadership of educational organizations tries to listen to users and correct mistakes. If you read the responses of former students, it becomes clear that in general they are satisfied with their education and the way they studied. The accessibility of use and freedom in time were emphasized in the responses of women who received a second degree in economics from a distance. For other areas, the convenience of this system is also obvious.