Advantages Of Online Education
With constantly evolving technology and instant access to information, the traditional educational system is transforming. We see more online courses offered by colleges and universities. In our fast-paced and busy world, where we have to juggle all the life’s responsibilities, eLearning is gaining popularity as an alternative to a traditional education for many reasons.
"Online certification courses are especially recommended for those who want to advance in their career, plan to change careers, or just need to acquire a new skill set while keeping their current job".
When taking an online course and especially a self-paced course students acquire additional skills that are very valuable in life and in a work place.
- TIME MANAGEMENT - the student is in charge of creating and following a manageable schedule that balances life responsibilities and learning.
- SELF-DISCIPLINE– there is no one overseeing the progress of studies. The student learns the art of self-discipline by completing studies (tasks) according to a set schedule and what it takes to get them done.
- MOTIVATION and COMMITMENT – motivation and commitment are the tools that push us towards our goals and get them finalized. Both are very important and they go hand in hand. Motivation is the starting point, the inner voice telling us why we want to accomplish a particular goal, it drives us towards it. Commitment is a pledge to stay on task and schedule until desired results are accomplished.
- TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESULTS – the student has to commit and put the required time and work into the studies to achieve a set goal. There is no one else to blame if the scheduled tasks are not accomplished.