Not quite long, the only idea of learning we all knew was the tradition of sitting in a physical classroom. It’s so interesting to watch how within the space of a few years, online learning has saturated every nook and cranny of the internet.
Not only has this been the case, but many online learning services have also incorporated online degrees to solidify how relevant and measurable it is to in-person learning. In a country like the US, there are even a growing number of online degree programs that don’t require any physical presence. Everything is done online, including getting the certificate.
This is a huge step that technology has introduced to take us further into the future and in this digital age, many people are now placed with the option of traditional learning style, online learning, or hybrid. Here are some of the reasons why.
1. Easily Accessible: Online education is a lot more accessible and convenient for people than in-person learning can ever be. There’s a whole lot of places you can acquire knowledge through the internet for almost no fee, at your own pace and convenience. It doesn’t follow the rigorous and gate-keeping process like traditional education. It lets people divide their time, strength, and energy to accommodate the learning process. And another aspect is that the materials are always there for references.
2. Affordable: Online education is twice affordable as in-person learning can ever be. The cost of attending and in-person learning could be used to foot the bills of over 50 people’s online courses. Aside from that, there are also online learning materials that are completely free. Just with a network connection, you get to claim a lot of knowledge and information for absolutely no pay.
3. Variety of Courses: The internet is limitless, so is almost everything that situates itself within the internet. There’s a variety of courses from different online learning platforms to choose from. Nothing interests people in this digital age more than the ability to have as many options as possible. Unlike in-person learning that makes it a bit of a fuss to drop a course, switch courses, online learning leaves room for all of that and more.
4. Resources Availability: The internet is saturated with tons of information that it seems one life is not enough to assimilate all of them. This is also the case with online education. There’s a lot to choose from, a lot of courses to select, and a lot of choices to drop or experiment with. Online courses do not mince with the availability of materials at all.
5. Effective Learning: Research has noted that learning online can be more effective than in-person learning. This is because the organizers of these courses take their time to break information down, feeding it to learners in sizable bites.
Online education is gradually taking over the stride. It’s not known if it’ll completely overtake in-person learning, but its merits continue to supersede that of in-person learning thereby drawing more people in.