Online distance learning allows me to study anywhere rather than be tied to a physical location with set hours. It allows me to fit my study around my work.
It isn’t just academic study though – increasingly Continuing Professional Development is able to be done online allowing better access to resources to help in the reflective learning cycle and enabling better recording of it.
That leads on to the next element, that of success. In the academic sphere it can be seen in the most basic terms in relation to marks achieved. With CPD there is the added element of being able to relate learning to practice and, via the reflective learning cycle, to be able to show how this has improved personal performance / knowledge as well as forming part of the base for the next cycle.,