Distance education and e-learning in Georgia

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2019
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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press
Abstract
Distance learning method in many countries and is getting more and more popular. The advantage of this method is due to several factors, namely: less time spent on time and financial resources, flexibility and availability of the course, freedom of choice and mobility. The modern education system seeks to develop technological progress that is irreversible. The needs of students and pupils are rapidly changing with time, which requires modification of the education system. The distance learning method in most of the universities of Georgia does not exist or is not actively used. Although individual universities have a base that can help students get an electronic knowledge, they are less informed about it. Most of the courses on the bases of the Universities do not provide the opportunity to take the certificate, which shows a low level of development of distance learning. This article focuses on the development of distance education, the situation in the world and in Georgia and the attitude of the public towards this issue, which, in turn, is based on the findings of the December-January 2018-2019 survey conducted by authors. In addition, the article presents the opinions, conclusions and recommendations of the authors concerning the implementation of distance learning activities in Georgia.
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Keywords
Education system, Distance education, E-learning, Educational finance, Information sources
Citation
Economics and Business, №2, 2019, pp. 209-220
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