Impact of counseling session in distance education
Counseling is very important aspect in teaching learning process of distance education system. Students counseling begins with the pre-admission period, continues through the duration of the programme or the course, and it is helpful even after the course is completed. Student counselors, by personal contact or through correspondence, help student to reach the right process at the right time. Counseling is a short cut for an otherwise long trip. The counselors help students to know their own minds. Even after getting enrolled, some students feel that they are in a blind alley, they are tempted to drop out. If someone will listen to the problems of students and suggest possible solutions, confused students are at least less confused. The counselor should devote sufficient time for advising students requiring it.
The term distance education is an educational process in which a significant proportion of teaching is conducted by someone removed in space and / or time from the learner. This means that an intermediary is always used in the contact between tutor and students. From the above definition it appears that the term distance education covers various forms of study at all levels which are not under the immediate supervision of tutors. Such education includes the use of books, radio, television and postal services.