If you have taken face-to-face classes all your life, being a little apprehensive at the beginning is normal, even if you are tech-savvy. However, taking an online course, as opposed to a face-to-face class, definitely has its perks. Here are some advantages to studying online
- Career advancement and hobbies
Studying online gives you more flexibility. You can work and fit your work schedule (and your hobbies) around your coursework more easily; even more so if you are taking a class where you don’t have to log in at a specific time for a live session but you can study and interact with your instructor and your fellow classmates at your own pace through, for example, through discussion forum.
- Flexible schedule and environment
By studying online, you choose your own learning environment that works best for your needs: be it your bedroom, your study, the café across the street, or your local gym, listening to your instructor’s lecture podcast as you run on the treadmill. Isn’t that awesome?
Taking an online course also means that you don’t have to commute to class, which means less time spent on the bus and more study time sitting on your couch, the sound of a crackling fireplace in the background. You no longer have to worry about driving in the snowstorm and missing an important class!
- Lower costs and debts
Studying online means that you pay the tuition fee which is usually on a monthly subscription basis, possibly book supplies and few other items. You don’t, however, incur the costs of commuting to and from a classroom , the time constraints of reaching the classroom on time, and the inconvenience of time.
There are many other benefits of taking courses online. Can you think of some?