How Correspondence Learning Differs From Distance Learning

Global University is dedicated to integrating education with evangelization. As a pioneer in global distance education, the university works with networks in 150 countries and in multiple languages. Because we believe the only way to spread the Word of God is through offering education to all people regardless of where they live, we offer both distance and correspondence learning. But which learning method is right for you? 

In today’s blog, we explain the differences between the two so you can make a better, more informed decision about your education and how to achieve it. 

Correspondence Learning

We offer web-based courses for anyone who wants to attend Global University. Correspondence learning courses are self-paced. This means there are no strict deadlines as to when studies or assignments need to be turned in. 

Once your registration is complete, you have 12 months to complete the course. If you have not completed the course in those 12 months, there will be no extension granted. You will need to re-enroll and take the course over at the full price. Students with strong work ethics and self-discipline excel in this type of learning. 

If you have a good work ethic and self-discipline to see something through to the end, contact our enrollment specialists today to learn more about correspondence learning at Global University. 

Distance Learning 

For students looking for more structure, distance learning is an excellent option. This type of learning offers four basic tenets: 

  • Regular communication with instructors.
  • Scheduled discussion with classmates. 
  • Assignment deadlines. 
  • Independent study. 

Course Materials

Courses and materials for distance learning and correspondence learning are both print- and web-based. 

Printed. If taking classes virtually by computer is a challenge, the print option will be a better fit for your situation. Physical materials from Global University will be sent to you in the mail. Assignments and exams will be assigned and completed the same way. The good news is that you don’t need a computer or internet connection to earn a degree. However, this type of learning may take longer because of mail. 

Virtual. This is a faster way to receive information and feedback. You will be given your course materials through online classes and communication. Not only is this a faster method of learning, it is also cheaper because it does not require the cost of envelopes and postage. 

Study Groups Available 

Sometimes learning outside of class can be difficult, especially if you do not possess effective study skills. This could be a great time for you to join a correspondence or distance learning study group with Global University.

Like a traditional study group, your group will still meet on a specific day and time, but instead of in person, it will be held virtually. You can still reap all of the benefits of a study group. 

Which One is Right for You? 

If you’re unsure as to which one of these options is right for you, we recommend contacting one of our enrollment specialists. They can discuss your options. If you’re still unsure, the distance learning option may be a better point of entry into college studies for you. As you become comfortable with learning in a virtual classroom, correspondence learning with Global University could be an option for you later.

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