Distance students expect to benefit from some flexibility in their learning process, especially in asynchronous courses.

Depending on their reasons for enrolling in an online course, they perhaps hope to study when they feel like it, or they wish to study at a pace that suits them best.

In a distance course, it is therefore preferable to design content in modules, that is, to allow learners to decide themselves what it is they need and at what pace they want to progress in relation to their situation.

It is thus wise of the course designer to consider offering a selection of different exercises in relation to the level and number of exercises required by each individual so that they can decide themselves what path suits them best.

Last Modified: November 1, 2017