According to this article distance learning is an
educational field which makes use of educational techniques and technology to
deliver teaching to students who are physically absent within a
traditional-educational setting like a classroom. On the other hand, computer
based training is termed as a self paced learning activity that is accessible
through a computer. According to this article, distance learning and precisely
computer based training has been the subject of debate among many researchers
with two schools of thought existing regarding the debate. One side is strongly
supporting the system and the other side also strongly criticizing the system.
According to this article it was imperative that the analysis of the strengths
and weaknesses of the two sides be analyzed in trying to come up with the side
with the stronger argument. Since various ethical issues are also viewed in the
research it was important that they be described.