(KEYS, 1999). Maciel (2007) affirms that the advantages of the long-distance education, are: Alternative to the partner-economic problems of the education; Reinforcement of the continued learning; Induction to the autodidatismo and autonomy in the learning; More economy. Keys (1999) also describe the advantages of the EAD. It affirms that he does not remain the lesser doubt of that the EAD has greater reach of what actual education. No matter how hard they criticize the Telecursos of the Foundation Robert Marinho/FIESP, he does not have as to doubt the fact of that they reach much more people, with the same investments and resources, of what they had given themselves actually. The same if she can say (even so in still lesser degree) in relation the courses given for the Internet.
In relation to the cost, the author places that these programs alone offer to a reason cost/favorable benefit if its reach will be really significant (reaching a public, perhaps, in the house of the millions of people). He also speaks of the flexibility of the program, therefore in such a way the ensinantes as the aprendentes have greater flexibility to determine the time and the schedule that go to dedicate, ones to education, the others to the learning. Resources as Web pages, data bases, e-mail, etc. are available 24 hours per day seven days per week, and, therefore, they can according to be used convenience of the user. Roca (1998, apud KEYS, 1999), when speaks of the one of advantages of the EAD, affirms that: ' ' In the majority of the professionals of the education already the conscience exists of that each person is different of the others, that each one has its necessities proper, its objectives personal, style cognitivo determined, that each person uses the learning strategies that it are more positive, possesss a specific rhythm of learning, etc.