The purpose of the study was formed, which was to assess distance learning as a form of educational activity in higher education institutions.
For this purpose, methodological tools were applied, namely the method of analysis and synthesis, comparison, survey, deduction. As a result, it was possible to reveal the content and importance of distance education as a structural element of the learning environment. Its characteristic features, namely advantages and disadvantages were described. To a greater extent, the study was based on the comparison of traditional and distance approach to the organization and provision of the educational process in higher education institutions. A key component of the work was a survey of students, which allowed to qualitatively assess the effectiveness and other properties of distance learning.
The study managed to describe both theoretical and practical principles related to the organization of the educational process at the university for young people, based on distance learning tools. In addition, the legal framework that regulates the principles on which distance learning is based has been studied.
The results obtained can be used by educators in the preparation of methodological materials for distance learning.
Keywords: Higher education, students, university, pandemic, professional training