Why is the right Distance MBA necessary for working professionals to acquire global access?
Generational differences in learning techniques are apparent in how people of different ages approach technology. Every time I come home from college, he has a new problem for me to fix on his computer. He will fiddle and fiddle with a program until he is perplexed. Usually it is because he missed a step somewhere. If I show him and write down the steps, he takes the information I’ve given him and works it out for himself. Even though the computer parts are more complex than a carburetor or gear drives, the skills my grandfather used to put it together came from decades of tinkering with machines.
Distance learning is the popular option for nontraditional learners. With many traditional industries such as manufacturing and textiles going offshore, 20-year veterans of the workplace are being laid off and going back to school to learn a new trade. Distance education—through the Internet and video courses—helps those who have to work a job and go to school at the same time better schedule their learning opportunities. These people are usually older, in their 30s or 40s, and are learning to use technology, like the Internet and computers, while training for a new career. In theory, the “Net Generation” should learn better through Internet courses because they have been surrounded by computers all their lives and know how to use the technology already.
The promise of educational technology is more important in the Indian context because we have a massive deficit of access to high quality education at the primary and high school level due to a number of seemingly insurmountable challenges, ranging from geographical distribution to socio-economic condition of the learners who attend a majority of Indian schools.
Typically in India, more people have access to smart phones with internet as opposed to computers with broadband connections. This is a big cause of investing significantly in mobile based learning technology. Today, we get to see vegetable vendors and rickshaw drivers’ children teach their parents about the various facilities and amenities they get from mobile phones. It is a great sight to see children teach parents. Hence, “being tech savvy” is something the new generation is born with and nothing can snatch that away from them.
All this in a way, is a form of online or distance education. Any form of learning which is done through the internet and isn’t done in a traditional “classroom setup” is known as distance education. Encouraging the same, NMIMS has come up with a 2 year PGDM program which is highly flexible and emphasizes on self paced learning. The course is tailor-made for working executives and homemakers who prefer their study patterns to be dynamic. They definitely deserve an institute which has ranked 2nd for consecutive years by Zee Business among the Top B-Schools in India offering Management Program in Distance Learning Mode. The NMIMS global access distance learning program definitely rubbishes all the misconceptions regarding distance education and in fact, promotes higher and better education for the people of India.