7 True values and Benefits of Online Education (E-learning)
While there are all kinds of benefits that are associated with learning and furthering your educational goals there are even more benefits to those who wish to pursue online learning in order to achieve those goals. I hope you will find that many of these benefits are quite enlightening and carefully consider whether or not online learning for your secondary education needs will be in your best interests.
- This is a word we are quite familiar with. Right along with instant gratification. We are a society of people who have lived with drive-thru banking and fast food and are rapidly moving in the direction of drive-thru pharmacies and dry cleaning.
We live in a fast-paced world and when we can work education into our busy schedules and on our own terms we find that this is something we tend to like a lot.
I recommend that you watch for a growing number of online classes and online students in the coming years as more and more professionals decide to further their degrees and their careers.
2) Flexibility. You can take these classes or do the work during your lunch break, while the kids are practicing soccer, or while cooking dinner (depending of course on how well you multitask). You do not need to be in the classroom every night at 6:00 pm for the next five years in order to get the same degree of education.
This by no means indicates that you will not have to do the work. The work will not change nor will the fact that you have a limited time in which to complete the work. What will change is that you will have the option of doing the work in the morning, afternoon, or during those 2 a.m. feeling when you can’t seem to get back to sleep.
3.) Lower total costs: it’s no secret that traditional universities cost a lot of money. You pay for classes, hostel accommodation, transportation here and there, massive textbooks, handouts and so much more.
Online courses cut out all these exorbitant expenditures because there will be no need for transportation, hostel accommodations, and study material are readily available at little or no costs at all. The fact that online courses are cheaper when compared to the once that are held in a traditional campus is enough to convince you to consider them.
4.) A more comfortable learning environment: Forget about attending classes for hours, sitting in an uncomfortable chair, and suffering from back pain by the end of the day. You will not be bound to a physical class session when you opt for online education. All lectures and needed materials are provided via online platforms. So, you’ll easily access them from the comfort of your home.
Comfort is a strong advantage; however, it can go both ways if misused. You mustn’t allow yourself to get too comfortable when studying from home. So, it would be best to abandon the couch or bed for a few hours a day and set up an inspirational studying environment in your home. All you need is a large desk, a laptop, some writing materials, and a nice comfortable chair
5.) The application process is a thousand times easier: let’s assume you got admitted to a normal university. After the excitement of getting admission disappears, you’ll be faced with so much stress from running around with documents from one department and faculty to the other to process paperwork, hostel application, long nerve-racking queues at the bank, ATM stand and even to get on a bus or taxi.
But, with online degrees, you don’t have to worry about anything: apply online, get accepted and you’re done!
Honestly, doesn’t this sound like the best and easiest way to start a degree?
6.) you can keep your job: most times, getting a college degree requires quitting your job. After all, it can be difficult to juggle the demand for school and work simultaneously. But if you’re organized and self-disciplined, it is often possible to do both.
Because you don’t have to attend class at a specific time, you can fulfill the functions of your job and study during your free time. You can also use weekends to get additional work done that you didn’t have time for during the week. Yes, it’s demanding and it’s a lot of work. But if you want to keep working while getting a degree. You can make it happen with online classes.
7) Location. There isn’t enough that can really be said about this. Online education comes to you wherever you happen to be able to connect to the Internet; whether you are at home, at work, or your favorite Internet café. Unlike traditional universities where you have to receive lectures at a particular time, in a particular location. An online class is a take-along-with-you class.
Online classes aren’t for everybody. Some people just want the tried-and-true traditional classroom. But online classes offer some really unique benefits. These benefits allow people who might not normally be able to get a degree to attend college.
With discipline and purpose, online classes are a fantastic option.