One good thing about the COVID-19 pandemic was that our generation learned to improvise. To keep our studies going during the lockdown, we shifted everything online, and now we know that attending an online school is one of many options to receive an education. Nowadays, you have access to a quality education whenever and wherever you want, as long as you have the internet. We are now entering a new era — the revolution of online education. It's hard to leave behind the conventional classroom, but there is no need to shy away from its alternation, which has been proven helpful to students.
Here are 4 reasons why online education may be the future of education:
Imagine you are working but want to move forward in your life. Usually, campus classes have fixed timing, and you must manage your timing around your course. Online classes not only offer classes according to your convenience, but if you miss any of your lectures, you can watch a recorded lecture, making it easier to catch up.
Unlike in-person education methods, online education tends to be more affordable. Although online learners may pay the same per-credit tuition rate as an on-campus degree, they do not pay for on-campus housing or meals. Learners also save time and money by eliminating a commute and using free online textbooks instead of buying them.
Online learners can study anywhere they want, be it a coffee shop, a library, or in the comfort of their homes. This means there's no need to commute from one place to another since virtual classes are present anywhere there is an internet. That's hardly an exaggeration when you consider that for the past few years, highly prestigious schools, such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, have been offering complete, non-credit courses for free through MOOCs (which stands for a massive open online system).
More free time
Since we don't have to travel to and from campus, we save a lot of free time and can use this time to focus on ourselves or our careers. All you need is a digital device and an internet connection, and you can access the necessary tools to further your education and earn your degree on your own time.