According to the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) President Tian Belawati, distance learning is strong and growing around the world.
She also added that distance learning is important to provide greater access to education, but it has also proved time and again to be a successful mode of higher education.
In the University of North Dakota, distance learning continues to grow according to new figures from the university.
It was found out that for the last five years, there’s a decrease of 9 percent in the percentage of enrolled students who are taking courses solely on campus.
For distance learning, the percentage of the student body enrolled in distance learning only has increased from 16 percent in 2010 to 22 percent this year.
Meanwhile in the University of Mumbai, distance learning courses see 10 percent increase in applicants according to the Free Press Journal.
The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the said university had twice extended the deadline for admissions on requests from students.
The data from these universities suggest that the number of students enrolling for distance learning courses will continue to grow.
Because of this growth, schools and universities face the biggest challenge accessing expandable, affordable and reliable systems to meet the present and future demands.
This growing demand will be costly to get network infrastructure upgrades especially for those schools or universities that prefer a reliable IPTV system that can support HD videos.In MatrixStream, we offer the complete IPTV solution for distance learning. It is a complete end-to-end solution deployment in days. It is the IPTV platform that can support HD videos.
At minimal integration cost, schools and universities can get the complete IPTV architecture that is easy to deploy, manage, and support. They wonâ€™t need a large IT staff to support this system.
This system will allow their students to view their courses on TV or PC. Â They can watch live video from 4 different classrooms over the internet or they can later watch and review recorded classes during the semester.