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Going the distance: how to build courses for the future

Distance learning must adapt in the face of new demands and global competition

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Distance learning is nothing new, with the first courses launching back in the 1890s. What has changed is that students now require much more than a traditional online course. Gone are the days when online students simply wanted knowledge. Today’s students are looking to gain trusted qualifications which are recognised by employers.

Whether you think of distance learning as a niche form of training or a gap in the market, providers help to fill an educational void. Many people want the flexibility of learning new skills online but are already in employment. To take advantage of new employment ...

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