Distance education had its beginning to the finish of the 19th century in Great Britain, at the University level, for professionally trained employees. Later the initiative was brought to other countries in process of modernism and appeared in Spain in order to cover the lack of skilled technicians in the industry. The development of distance as new educational peculiarity formation is an alternative to face-to-face training and allows to respond to educational inadequacies which raises a society in permanent progress. More than 30 million students around the world have chosen this form of teaching and learning. Recipients of distance learning: distance learning facilitates access to education to all those individuals who for reasons of personal, social, geographical or other exceptional character can not achieve teaching through a face-to-face method. It also provides access to various courses for those who perform other studies, work or have little time. Advantages of studying at a distance – a wide range of studies, subjects and courses.
-Facilitates the student the possibility of selecting studies related with their interests and real expectations based on their prior knowledge. -Allows the student to decide where, when and how to study, offering flexible scheduling and facilitating its own work planning. The distance the more usual process training methodology, once students have already registered to the course that you want, is that you assigned a tutor, send the course materials and put to work in their contents. From time to time or when finished, shall send the activities and exercises you have made, so that the tutor correct them and make comments as it deems necessary. Shipment of the material is performed on-site, either for months or once. The tutor will guide you in your learning process and, if in any doubt, gets in touch with the student via phone, letter, fax or e-mail. Written materials, training materials they tend to be written in format dossier or book, include the basic contents of the didactic units or lessons, which are often accompany an educational guide with an explanation of the objectives to be achieved and the operation of the course.
The distance each didactic unit or lesson evaluation can be accompanied by evaluation to distance tests. Once resolved, the student sends teacher or guardian who will correct them and subsequently reimburse the results. Once passed the course, the student receives a certificate or diploma will consist where the number of hours, the studied contents, the qualification obtained, surveys what is the course if classroom open training to distance of educators is, case, etc.