Distance learning gives you the advantages of an adaptable routine. If you were taking classes at a regular university, you would have a fixed schedule where you would have to be in class. With online education, you’ll be able to get a job or continue focusing on your work and deal with personal issues around your regular schedule.
Often, you won’t have fixed deadlines for handing in assignments. The only specific dates are the exams and the dates you have to pay your fees. For the rest, it is your decision when you want to finish part of the work or do the required reading. This way, you can take all the time you need to fully comprehend the study materials.