Get That Degree, Get That Promotion, Get it From Home - Benefits of Online Learning

Get That Degree, Get That Promotion, Get it From Home – Benefits of Online Learning

Regardless of where a person gets their higher education, there are benefits. Those who pursue online learning or online education reap the same rewards as those who choose the traditional campus based experience plus some. As you read further, I hope you will find these findings helpful in determining if online education is in your best interest as you as you make your educational plans.

 Convenience.  In our contemporary society, we have become accustomed to drive through windows for fast food, banking, cleaners, pharmacies, and more. In our high tech fast paced lifestyle, we can now add furthering our education online from home, or work. As each semester passes, the number of colleges and universities offering online courses and degrees is growing as the schools compete for the student tuition dollars.

 Flexibility.  According to a recent study, 80% of the students going back to school between 25 and 35 are women, many are working moms, and many of those are single parents. Who could possibly benefit more from a flexible schedule than a working mom? When you can take classes on your terms, and study over lunch hour, or at a soccer game, or after the last “good night mommy”, then there is a way to make this work. Sure, you’ll be tired, but think of how great that better paying job is going to be for you and the family.

Location. This is a major benefit, because with online education, school is where you are 24/7 with just a click of your mouse, there is no distance in distance learning. You can go to school at home, in the park, at the coffee shop, remember you are in charge of your education.

Less Expensive.  You save money on fast food meals before night class, childcare in the evening after …

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Online Media and The Way We Learn

Online Media and The Way We Learn

The internet has had a crazy dramatic impact on our lives. There is no question about that. But how does it change the way we learn specifically? Vast sources of information are instantly available at our fingertips and makes resources like text books, articles, online encyclopedias and databases more accessible. Taking an online approach to education is changing the way we process information and learn in many innovative and groundbreaking ways. Let’s take a closer look at online education.

Reference sites are everywhere these days. Wikipedia, Britannica, not to mention private databases hosted by official institutions are available and represent a crucial shift to individualized learning. This opens up an limitless portal through which information may be presented and processed, unique to the user. With online education, all information is presented, but it is up to the user to look up information that will cater specifically to their learning needs and abilities. This allows learning to be more flexible, and completing assignments may be done at one’s own pace, and not based on group learning curricula.

We tend to look at virtual classrooms as less legitimate, less efficient, and maybe even sub-par. This is changing drastically these days with accredited online degrees offered by many leading higher educational institutions. Even more so, we can use virtual learning as a way to complement and supplement traditional learning, adding a whole new dimension of learning and interacting to traditional on campus colleges. This is extremely advantageous, as we can easily schedule our lives to complement our academic pursuits, whatever that may be. More and more opportunities are now available and exponentially growing, making it easier to pursue the degree we want without sacrificing family time, job opportunities and juggling our personal life.

It’s no question the internet and online media is changing …

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