Compare and Contrast Two Methods of Delivering Tertiary-Level Education

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Question: Compare and contrast two methods of delivering tertiary-level education

TOPIC TO SENTENCE OUTLINE

Topic:Distance learning and face to face learning are two methods of delivering tertiary education.

Thesis:Both distance and face to face learning are methods used to provide tertiary education; however they differ in their mode of delivery, evaluation and duration.

Topic| Sentence Outline|
Mode of delivery| While, both types of learning are used to deliver tertiary level education, each takes a different approach to delivery.| Evaluation methods| Both learning types evaluate student competency, but uses different methods of evaluation.| Duration | There is a time factor constraint that governs the completion of tertiary level education whether completed via distance or face to face learning.|

 

INTRODUCTION
The need for greater access to and enrolment in tertiary level programmes has become a major concern in developing countries. In as much as some individuals pursue tertiary level education in universities outside of their countries whilst others are unable to, due to the lack of financial resources. With the increase in technology, tertiary level education can be accessed via distance or face to face learning. Both methods are used to provide tertiary level education, but differ in their mode of delivery, evaluation methods and duration.

BODY PARAGRAPH
While, both types of learning are used to deliver tertiary level education, each takes a different approach to delivery. The face to face mode of delivery is conducted in a classroom setting where teachers’ and students come together and interact physically and verbally. On the other hand, online learning takes the form of a virtual classroom where instruction is carried out with the use of a desk top or personal computer. Sessions are conducted via webcams or chat rooms in the form of discussions. In this forum no physical presence can be felt or gestures...
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