This paper investigates the issues and challenges encountered
by students obtaining distance education in Pakistan. We
conducted interviews with students obtaining distance education and they were
enrolled in different study programs. Qualitative interviews were conducted to
understand the perception of the study participants regarding the issues and
challenges faced by them in learning. Students from five distance learning
programs were selected and five participants from each study program were
interviewed in this study. The findings reveal that distance learning students
encounter impediment in their learning due to
their personal circumstances, teachers’ related
issues, and due to assessment and evaluation
issues. These factors negatively affect distance
learners learning experiences. Based on the
study findings, we provide recommendations to
universities for enhancing distance learners
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, The University of Haripur, KP, Pakistan.
Qazi Waqas Ahmed
PhD. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
Distance education, Experiences, Learners, Challenges, University