Technology can give students a greater degree of control over the delivery of their learning: by using technology, students can access information, learning spaces, and other resources at times which suit their lifestyle and their other commitments. Increasing numbers of students either follow part-time degrees or, where they study full-time, hold additional responsibilities, such as those of part-time jobs and families, which mean that they have many pressures outside their studies, and their learning has to take place at appropriate times. Technology can allow students to choose when to access resources, and it supports methods which have a far greater potential than those of traditional distance-learning, particularly in the degree of interaction which it affords. Technology-based resources can be integrated into a course of study and used to complement classroom contact, library resources, and standard methods of sharing insights.
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