Distance education is the educational practice where students are enrolled in a registered school and conduct their academic work at home under the supervision of a parent (on-site supervisor). Even though students learn away from the school campus, there are still high expectations for the success of students. This is reflected in the studies done by various independent agencies.One of the biggest unknown fact of Distance education schooling is that, it is not limited only to those in remote areas. Many distance education students live in cities and large regional towns, including Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Albany and many more.
Benefits of Distance EducationA key benefit of distance education lies in the strong partnership and communication that can occur between teacher, parent and student. Distance education parents provide the home environment as an ideal social context for their child’s learning to occur knowing they have the full support of the school.
For many students this is an environment within which they gain affirmation in relation to their learning from their parents, teachers and other significant adults, as well as their siblings and family friends.