8Ds for Distance Learners in Ghana and everywhere
Discipline, Determination, Detachment, Drive, Desire, Diligence, Depth, Dependability Distance learning or education is off-campus or non-residential and non-formal education that takes place between a student and a service provider or educational institution. These days, this mode of instruction is heavily dependent on the use of ICT facilities such as computers, cell phones and computer input and output devices. There are still the use of hardcopy instructional materials such as textbooks and study guides. These are used to supplement soft copies of materials which are found online and on CDs or DVDs. With regard to distance learning, there is need to have cheap and speedy internet connectivity to link the learner and his tutors in the virtual classroom.