Creating an optimal environment for distance learning in higher education: discovering leadership issues

Elena Beketova, Irina Leontyeva, Svetlana Zubanova, Aleksandr Gryaznukhin, Vasily Movchun
2020 Palgrave Communications  
Current literature does not provide exhaustive information about leadership as part of teaching and learning. The distance learning format creates a platform for developing leadership skills. However, this form of education is often confused with the denial of the importance of education and the ideas of "unschooling", which leads to a negative attitude in society towards extramural forms of study. This study demonstrates the value of distance learning in the education system, and describes
more » ... , and describes specific leadership skills that can be improved through distance learning. The study disproves unconfirmed judgments and clichés about detachment, loneliness, and the degradation of communicative competencies among distance learning students. The study as well outlines the impact of extramural forms of study on the development of inclusiveness and tolerance for self-expression in educational classes. Thus, it has been proven that distance learning has a positive influence on skills development.
doi:10.1057/s41599-020-0456-x fatcat:noxdbk7u5jeqdluzwbtkuwi6mi