E-learning or correspondence courses allow you to prepare any type of diploma or examination
Distance learning is a good way to take correspondence courses at your own pace, while obtaining a degree recognized by the State, or to improve in a subject … Whether technical, practical or theoretical, these Training can be useful at any time during your course, and allow you to take courses in accordance with your schedule that you master 100%.
Often called "correspondence courses", but also "e-learning" or "Mooc", these courses carried out at a distance offer many possibilities of training, diplomas, school support, preparation for exams … In addition, most time you can benefit from an internship within a company that can help you with job insertion.
More and more organizations are opening up to give you the opportunity to follow quality training by adapting to your profile. You will be able to orient yourself towards new courses that adapt to your schedules. A good solution for salaried students, for students who complete their professional training. Most of the time, the exams are organized at the end of each year, in order to guarantee a validation and a diploma recognized by the Ministry of Education. The CNED is the leader of distance learning organizations, and often the preferred choice of students.
Why train at a distance? For who ?
Distance learning allows you to organize yourself at your own pace and to have another activity nearby: work (internship, employment, part-time job), studies (to obtain 2 diplomas in one year or tutoring). In addition, repeat students, or those who do not have a training institution near their home, may prefer this option. Finally, distance learning allows you to follow a rhythm that suits you, alternating practice and theory according to your desires and / or possibility.
Some students tempted by alternation can combine a full-time internship and a distance education (without the inconvenience of alternating or the benefits of paid training),
… but in any case you have to know how to keep up the pace, be rigorous and independent: essential qualities for successful distance learning where you alone can succeed!
Which courses are offered remotely?
No longer reserved for short studies, distance learning is very very diversified in all areas … 3 main areas of training exist:
Obtain recognized diplomas
You can for example pass your Bac, a CAP, a BTS or a License, a Master …
To be "diploma", the periods of training are imposed (October to June), and a final or partial examination are organized according to the defined calendar …
Prepare for competitions
To prepare for entrance exams in schools such as Sciences Po, Journalism or Business Schools but also to prepare for TOEFL in English. Prepare internal or external competitions such as contests of the paramedic, the first year of medicine, teaching, or the territorial function.
Upgrading / tutoring
Refresher courses exist in very different fields, such as general culture, languages, computer (pack office), management, medicine …
The exams are often organized at the end of the sessions as a file or a report. In addition, some courses offer a single exam (which includes the two semesters of training) at the end of the year.
You will receive your courses in paper format by mail, which you must return after each module, semester or year. In addition, more and more organizations are offering "virtual" databases on the internet that include online courses, forums between teachers and students, and video conferences that allow remote follow-up of oral exercises. Similarly, you can, especially for language courses get videos or recordings that train you to the language of the country … course by webcam.
Depending on the training, assessment and correction can be done in continuous and final examinations.
To follow the university at a distance is possible!
Distance learning courses are opening up more and more to university students, to allow a plurality of choices and offers in the various sectors of education, and mainly to follow several courses. The University of Burgundy, Bordeaux or Rennes are pioneers in distance education. Paris 1 also offers via the CNED its training …
The price of distance learning
Registration fees vary depending on the training and the training center, but here are some examples to give you an idea:
License: 171 euros / Master 231 euros / PhD: 350 euros / preparation for entry to school: 600 euros / English lessons by webcam with a teacher: 12 euros per 1⁄2 hour
Distance training centers
To you to search your happiness online according to your needs:
The CNED: the leader in the market that also references all distance courses Universities.
CNFDI: National Private Center for Distance Learning.
EDUCATEL: private institution for distance learning …
Learnissimo: language courses by webcam.
formations-distance.com: A directory of distance trainings gathering several offers available …
laformationadistance.fr: The independent guide to correspondence training
FIED: Interuniversity Federation of Distance Education. Created in 1987, it federates universities that have developed distance education and online.
Enaco: business school / distance communication.
Without leaving their couch, or pay a penny or so, Internet users can now take courses of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in France via the MOOC.
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