The arrival of the internet has brought along huge advantages and online education is one of them. Online education is becoming more and more popular and accepted as a legitimate method of education as well as becoming an important part of our educational landscape. Here’s why…
One of the key aspects of online learning is the flexibility it provides to learners compared with traditional learning methods. Many people who would like to go into higher education don’t have the time or means to travel to and attend a physical class. With online learning, travel is not an issue and in most cases, you can fit your education around your normal schedule.
Online education also gives students skills that most employers find desirable. Skills such as research ability and the ability to use a computer are all demonstrated, in addition to the actual programme for which you are studying by taking online courses. The simple fact that you’re learning or showing that you know how to use a computer proficiently can go a long way.
Online learning is also important in terms of receiving individual attention. With physical attendance, lecture theatres can often become overcrowded and in some cases, having others present is enough to cause a distraction that could detract from one’s learning experience. Online education is almost like having access to a one-on-one tutor as students often have direct e-mail access to instructors allowing for questions to easily be answered.
Taking an online course requires more self-discipline to follow through than if you physically had lecturers and other students expecting you to be in the lecture theatre with them at a specified time. Enrolling in and completing online courses demonstrates a high level of self-discipline as well as illustrating that you are able to take initiative and don’t need to wait for others to tell or show you what to do.
It is therefore evident that online learning has become an important part of the educational landscape and the advantages that the extra skills that you acquire can add very valuable skills to your CV.
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