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.
It’s More Convenient
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.
Flexibility & Freedom
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 after those 2 a.m. feedings when
you can’t seem to get back to sleep.
You Can Learn at Beach or Home,
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 you can have the
convenience of taking your work with you and
enjoying the environment in which you are
completing your work.
You will save money!
No more convenience meals, childcare
expenses, or gas guzzling trips to a college
campus that thirty minutes away. You can now
enjoy in your own home the benefits of an
education without many of the financial
hardships that are often associated with
attending college. Internet access seems like
such a small price to pay when compared with
all the reasons mentioned above.
It will make you internet genius
Believe it or not, online courses help you brush
up your online abilities. Seriously. You will be
better at dealing with email, bulletin boards,
online research, and you will learn countless
other skills along the way that you probably
never realized had anything to do with the
courses you are actually taking-because they
don’t. In other words, you are getting more of an
education than you bargained for when it comes
to online learning.
Online students often have more one on one
interaction with their professors than students in
a classroom. The online classroom is virtual and
correspondence through email is essential in
this particular learning environment. For this
reason it is quite possible that your professors
will know more about you and your learning
patterns and needs than they will know about
most of the students they see two or three times
a week in their classrooms.