Ged Distance Learning

Written by Ingrid Chen
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Distance learning is a school system that is based on the idea that students can learn the course materials without having to physically attend classes at certain times. Traditional high schools, colleges, and universities are still the most common forms of instruction. However, those who are not in the position to attend regular classes, such as individuals with steady jobs, have found distance learning to be the best form of education that suits their needs.

When a national economy is rising out of recession, as we are now, the job market is increasingly competitive because employers essentially have the "pick of the litter." This is generally due to layoffs of experts, and even tenured professionals, during recession. Because of this competition, more and more individuals are finding it necessary to pursue higher education, or to obtain the high school diplomas they previously failed to complete.

Why Pursue Distance Learning?

Distance learning is one of the solutions to obtaining those credentials. Though distance learning has been available since the 1950s, it only recently escalated to its present popularity, due to the recent availability of resources on the Internet. Full time schooling is available for most programs. Most individuals who pursue distance learning find part-time schooling to be more convenient with their schedules.

Diplomas of all kinds are available through distance learning. If, for whatever reason, an individual did not complete his or her high school diploma, obtaining a diploma equivalent is still an option. One can choose to obtain a General Education Development (GED) credential, which is a great start to a better job and great career.


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