Online University Graduates have Potentials Similar to Traditional Learners

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Can online university students be as potential as those studying in conventional universities? Does the education obtained by online graduates assure quality in comparison to those provided in the brick and mortar institutions? Well, these questions have been raising debates for years among experts and career professionals, and now the Vice Chancellor of NOUN has come up with a crystal clear answer.

Nigeria’s Open University students have equal potential similar to full-timers

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As per Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, graduates studying in the National Open University of Nigeria are as potential as those studying in the brick and mortar universities. While talking to the journalists at the opening ceremony of Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF) on Open Learning, Tenebe said that they not only intend to theorise but also work on the practical aspect of online learning.

According to Tenebe, “We are not only theorising this concept but practicalising it. We are demonstrating to people that if you get your certificate from the Open University or the national teachers institute, compare that graduate with the ones from conventional universities.” He also said that traditional university students would be given a challenge through a competition where they have to face the online university students.

Online university courses – a holistic transformation

Professor Tenebe who is also PCF’s co-chairman said that the intention of the National Open University is crystal clear. They want to make the entire globe witness as how quality education can be obtained through university courses online and can therefore let individuals undergo a holistic transformation. He explained that this system of learning is so flexible and comfortable that one can learn at one’s own pace and become highly professional with time.

Tenebe conceives distance learning as a holistic package and therefore he says that they are not only providing education out of business to let students achieve qualifications but a lot more beyond. He added, “That is why open and distance learning is the education of the people and is for the people and it democratises education”.

The professor was moreover quite enthusiastic in saying that the Open University along with the system of distance learning helps almost everyone to obtain education with ease. NOUN moreover is adopting diverse approaches to help students receive education with absolute perfection.

NOUN joins hands with NTI

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The National Teachers Institute has joined hands with NOUN to work together and help the rural population access different channels of media for meeting their education standards.

We don’t have the connectivity in the rural areas. In some rural areas, we don’t even have electricity but we cannot exclude these people. So we have to find a way to take this education to them even if it means recording these programs and taking it to them”, said Tenebe. (Quotation Source: bit.ly/1icax3h)

With such an incredible initiative by NOUN, online education will acquire a new meaning in the underdeveloped nations. Students who never dreamt to complete higher studies for lack of resources will now be making their dreams come true. In fact, the working professionals who had no choices left than to travel overseas and spend lump sums to enrol in a reputed university will now be continuing their work and studying under a reputed online university at the same time.

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5 Reasons for Why We should be Thankful to the Internet

 

Internet Access

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When you rain down thundering strokes on the keyboard, busy with something on the net, have you ever stopped to say thanks. Has anyone at their Thanksgiving dinner table said thank god for the internet! If you haven’t read on for the reasons to say thanks to the high heavens for the miracle called the internet.

  • E-MAIL

Not only is e-mail threatening to turn the postal system revenue figures red, it has also almost shown the greeting card industry the door. Turning the traditional methods of communication on its head electronic mail has firmly established itself in our lives. Free of cost and as quick as a snap, electronic mail is something very few can do without today. From grocery lists to last minute essays to all important presentations all information can be mailed electronically. And it doesn’t stop there. Music, films, photographs and other audio visuals can all be shared.

English: The three biggest web search engines

English: The three biggest web search engines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • SEARCH ENGINES

The dawn of the search engine was the best thing that ever happened to students worldwide. Not only did it put an end to looking up entries in encyclopedias, it brought global information to your desktop. Whether you’re looking for work, love, a recipe or the answer to a philosophical question, thanks to the internet you can Google it. Such is the popularity of this search engine that the action of using its service has become a verb! From pancetta to parantha and family tree to duty free, search engines have changed the way we think, access and process information and entertainment.

Learning Online

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  • ONLINE EDUCATION

Whether you’re young, old, unemployed, working overtime, or unable to attend university for any reason at all, the internet has brought education to your doorstep. Online universities have come to the rescue of all students anywhere in the world, making education truly possible. You could be sitting in Africa and earning a degree from the UK, or stuck in your bed and earning a degree locally. That this method of education costs a fraction of the traditional campus degree is a fact that has also allowed people with economic difficulties to pursue a career. A truly global education from an online university is now a possibility for anyone with a computer and an internet connection.

Modern Social Networks

  • SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

We have come a long way from when chat rooms were the latest rage. After it gave us the first popular social networking site Orkut, it gave us Facebook, the mother of all social networking. Hunting down long lost friends and relatives, keeping your globally scattered family updated about your new tyke, showing off your latest vacation photos, social networking changed interpersonal communication. You can talk or video chat with someone thousands of miles away and not have to pay a dime for it. So powerful is this phenomenon that when people hear the worlds tweet, follow and chat, they no longer think of a bird, of a leader or of an old fashioned conversation.

  • E-COMMERCE

Online shopping has changed the way stores do business. Not only can you buy books, clothes and electronics online, you can order your groceries, mundane or gourmet off the internet. No more standing in line, thank you very much. You can order pretty much anything online and the fabulous discounts and the ease of paying through a credit card will keep you going back for more. Not only for B2C, but B2B businesses have also been immensely profited by this.

 

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