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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Four Reasons Why Online Learning Is Advantageous by Ken Myers.

My guest blogger today is Ken Myers. Please be sure to check out his unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me

In these contemporary times, more and more people are becoming interested in online learning as a viable way to earn a degree-based education. While statistics indicate that the number of people who are enrolling in online courses has increased, however, many students remain skeptical regarding whether or not doing so will be advantageous. If you are attempting to determine whether online learning could be of benefit to you, consider the following four facts that indicate why distance learning can help you:

1. There Is No Significant Difference Between Your Ability To Learn In A Classroom Or Online.

In determining whether or not to study online, some people are concerned that their ability to learn information decreases when they become an online student. But this is not the case. Indeed, research indicates that there is no significant difference between our ability to grasp information in an online or offline setting. Thus although you may need time to adjust to the differences between the offline and online environments when you begin your career as a distance learner, you will not seriously impair your ability to learn by attaining your education via internet.

2. Online Degrees Are Becoming Increasingly Credible To Employers.

In the past, there was much skepticism regarding the value of an online degree. Questions regarding whether the student really learned anything or was able to earn the degree through cheating often led employers to believe that online degrees were substantive. In recent years, however, employers have come to understand that online degrees are actually good measures of a student's aptitude and ability to perform the roles and responsibilities indigenous to a specific field.

3. Online Courses Help You Gain Valuable, Transferable Skills.

When an individual opts to obtain an education online this decision means that she or he will become more proficient with things such as sending and receiving e-mail, using a web browser, and the like. These acquired skills will be of great value in the job world and can actually increase the likelihood that you are selected for a position.

4. Online Learning Gives Students Greater Flexibility For Other Activities.

Generally, taking classes online enables you to decide when to complete tasks such as taking exams and quizzes. Rather than having to be physically present for a certain period of time, online quizzes and exams are generally posted for a specific time frame, leaving you to decide when to complete the assignments within that time frame. This feature of online learning often means that you have more flexibility with respect to your work schedule and recreational activities.

Although many students hesitate to take online classes because of concerns regarding whether or not doing so will be personally and professionally advantageous, research indicates that the world of distance learning can be of immense value to students. With this in mind, individuals who have been seriously considering online courses as a path to attaining a degree should feel confident in accomplishing their goal this way. 

Ken Myers is a father, husband, and entrepreneur. He has combined his passion for helping families find in-home care with his experience to build a business. Learn more about him by visiting @KenneyMyers on Twitter.

Many thanks to Ken Myers.
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