Here are five reasons why online learning is a better option for students
Due primarily to the pandemic, the global population moved online for work, play, and learning in recent years. This shift towards online solutions changed how we enjoy ourselves and decentralised institutional practices. But, of course, experts argue that there are pros and cons to humankind opting for online options, which you can read in a report here, over more traditional solutions. So, while the debate rages on, we will look at the benefits of online learning from our experience.
Technical skills development
In efforts to move toward a paperless world with less reliance on traditional resources, many institutions adopted the use of digital products like tablets and laptops. Typing skills are a must, and basic knowledge of surfing the web is a priority. However, most institutions stop there, leaving a knowledge gap at the novice stage.
Online learning teaches technical skills in mastering their devices for productivity, engagement and interaction. Students learn to communicate using various apps, produce work using office tools like word processors and spreadsheets, and collaborate in real-time with their tutors – all technical skills that are a prerequisite for any career in their future.
Variety of courses
Traditional schools offer set curriculums, courses, and classes. Due to various barriers to access, students can be at the mercy of their government-allocated tutors, restricted to specific coursework even if they were not interested in the subject material. This is restrictive for students who want to learn about other topics or even at a different pace than their peers.
Online learning platforms solve this problem by offering hundreds, if not thousands, of courses to students at all levels of mastery.
Affordability of courses
Education can be expensive - from uniforms to textbooks and in-person private tutoring can be completely unaffordable, as well as requiring regular travel to attend classes. As a result, affordability can be a huge barrier to private education.
Online learning solves this dilemma by offering a wide range of courses at affordable prices. Tutors do not need to rent spaces for learning or print material and students don't need to travel to classes. This results in far more affordable classes that are easier to access.
Improved soft skills
Time management, perspective, and personal motivation are all soft skills developed through online learning. Students learn to manage their own time and access multiple tutors to understand the subject matter in ways relevant to them. In addition to this, students learn to communicate in different settings, from language use of formal work submissions to day-to-day engagement with their peers and teachers. This is another robust set of skills required for early-career preparation.
An environmentally-friendly alternative
Online learning is, without a doubt, a more sustainable option. No longer are students required to commute to and from campus or school, or rely on printed materials to learn. Every student who takes part in online learning reduces their carbon footprints in one form or another.
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