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Distance learning

Distance learning, sometimes called e-learning, is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom. It is a formalized teaching and learning system specifically designed to be carried out remotely by using electronic communication. It focuses on the pedagogy, technology, and instructional system designs that aim to deliver education to students who are not physically "on site" in a traditional classroom or campus. It has been described as "a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both. In other words, distance learning is the process of creating an educational experience of equal quality for the learner to best suit their needs outside the classroom.

Because distance learning is less expensive to support and is not constrained by geographic considerations, it offers opportunities in situations where traditional education has difficulty operating. Students with scheduling or distance problems can benefit, as can employees, because distance education can be more flexible in terms of time and can be delivered virtually anywhere. Popular distance learning technologies include:

  • Voice-centred technology, such as CD or MP3 recordings or Webcasts
  • Video technology, such as instructional videos, DVDs, and interactive videoconferencing
  • Computer-centred technology delivered over the Internet or corporate intranet

Supporting your studies

Studies indicate that distance learning can be as effective as the traditional format when the methods are appropriate to the teaching tasks, there is student-teacher interaction, and the teachers provide students with appropriate and timely feedback.

Most important of all, Online Distance Learning with doesn’t mean going it alone. All our Online Distance Learning students are supported by a dedicated team of tutors who are available online and by phone to guide and advise. The Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment will also play an important part in your studies and provide access to other students and support groups.

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Students must obtain 3 years relevant supervised training and complete all examinations (excluding any exemptions) to apply for membership of the CPA. Students can fulfil their training requirements working in practice, industry, commerce, the public sector or any combination of these categories.

Students are required to obtain an in depth level of training in at least two of the six areas identified in the Training Record.

Webinar - Guide to Completing Training Record for CPA Students http://www.present.ie/cpaireland/E955D983844E
This webinar provides information about the CPA training requirements and guidance on how to complete the Training Record for CPA Students

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