Study from Books: How Distance Learning Doesn’t Always Mean Online

May 24, 2019

In the age of digital, where we can access pretty much anything from the web, it’s hard to remember the days when books were all we had to find out and learn information. So, let’s just clear something up. Although we are a distance learning college, it doesn’t necessarily mean your course has to be completely online.
In fact, distance learning just means that you are able to study a course in your own time and from an environment that suits you. So, whether that’s curled up on your sofa on your laptop or at your favourite café with your course books, you’ll still be able to take your chosen course.
At Open Study College, we understand that not everyone has access to a computer or the internet. We also recognise that computers and technology aren’t for everyone (we don’t all have to be tech savvy), so like everything in our approach we offer flexibility and options. It’s simple. Either choose to study online or have your course materials sent to you in the form of a study pack.
Distance learning is flexible. It is also putting your education into your own hands. So why should your learning be any different?

Study Pack Learning

Let’s be honest, we all feel much more studious with a book in our hands. There’s something about having a paper in front of us that sparks a learning motivation within us.  Although there are not many studies to support this, people are more likely to highlight or annotate key information with a book in front of them. This is psychological more than anything and it may be that as time goes on and we are exposed to more technology, this could change.
The study pack option is designed to fit around this way of learning. You will be given the same course materials as online, but these are printed in a series of booklets. You will also receive a pen and highlighter, to make annotating notes easier and more fun. Just because you are not using a computer, doesn’t mean it should limit you.

Reduces Your Screen Time

The constant debate around the time you should spend in front of the screen and the effects on your health has never been more prominent. Technology is advancing at an alarming rate and it is a part of our everyday lives. With many health risks to your eyes in particular, it’s a wonder why we are all looking at ways to reduce our screen time.
If you are looking to study a course with us alongside your full time job, you may feel like you spend enough time in front of a screen. The last thing you want to do is sit in front of a screen studying for your course afterwards.

Choose an option that suits you

It’s your course and that is why we are so flexible. You need to figure out the way you study best. If you are someone that studies well on your laptop in your favourite spot in the house, then choose to study online. Or, if you would prefer to have notes in front of you to highlight and annotate, then choose our study pack option.
If you’re unsure, talk to one of our friendly student advisors who will help you choose the best option for you.

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Libby Barrett

As Digital Content Executive for OSC, I'm currently studying my IDM Digital Marketing qualification through distance learning. I absolutely love all things creative and when I'm not at Open Study College, I'm being a complete theatre nerd, performing in panto or amateur productions!

Study from Books: How Distance Learning Doesn’t Always Mean Online
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