Student Teacher Interaction and Career Prospects
Student-teacher interaction is, by the very definition of this type of learning, more limited than that in regular education. However, with widespread use of phones, email, instant messaging and chat, getting in contact and staying in touch has become much easier. Regular student-teacher interaction has been found to be motivational as regards attitude towards distance learning.
Career prospects also influence student attitudes towards distant learning. You are, for example, more likely to put in more effort for a course that will lead to better employment and earning prospects. Employers seem to have a mixed response towards prospective employees with distant learning degrees. Many are willing to consider students with accredited distant learning degrees from reputable educational institutes for employment.
Nevertheless, there seems to be a distinct bias in favor of prospective employees with traditional degrees. According to a study carried out by Jonathan Adams, director of interactive and new communication technologies at Florida State University, and Margaret DeFleur, associate dean of graduate studies and research at Louisiana State University, many employers appear to prefer people with traditional degrees over online graduates. You can find a series of on the Adams-DeFleur research at Pilot Media.