4 main types of technologies are used in DE viz. audio, video, data, and print. The main advantage of using audio, video and data tools is the ability to use them synchronously with a greater degree of interactivity and real-time accessibility. The print material, which is the pioneer instructional material in DE, is an asynchronous delivery technique. It may be used in the forms of textbooks, course syllabi, and study guides. The easy usability, transparency of the instructional material, easy reference and the non-threatening nature of the instruction are few of the advantages of the print.It is very important to design and deliver content effectively in a DE program so as to suit students' capabilities. Attention should be specially paid to the delivery technologies and the different communication styles.In a DE setting, the learner is isolated with lesser competition from fellow students and less interaction with teachers, therefore the motivation of the online learner is a key factor. The importance of reflection should be emphasized on self motivation and the learning process etc.Usually the distant learner is an older, working individual with family commitments and other responsibilities. Therefore the students should be educated regarding the appropriate learning strategies.Morgan (3) suggests that distant learners are not clear about their learning experiences so that they tend to be engaged in superficial learning rather than deep learning. Hence teachers and learners should clearly understand the importance of learning process, outcomes and goals.The design, development, evaluation and the revision of the instructional material should be done carefully to suit the students' and the teachers' background.