The pandemic released all the cards of online education and distance learning. Since the pandemic started, there has been a significant increase in the use of distance learning tools all over the world.
But comparing distance learning to the traditional in-person learning that has been going on for centuries, distance learning is just a baby.
Do you think that distance learning will return to how it used to be when the pandemic is over? Some will say yes while others say no. But some statistics will give you an idea.
A world survey carried out by Mirasee on providers of online education revealed that thirty percent of online students say that to a great extent, the desired result was achieved.
Another survey revealed that 86% of these distance learners see their degree to be equal or more than the money paid to pursue it. They feel that they got more than they paid for.
They also say that to a great extent, many of them (almost half) achieved the learning objective. So, what are the aspects of distance learning that make it such a great idea?
Pros of Distance Learning
1. Flexible Timetable
A perk of distance learning is that you do not need to be physically present in a room to learn. The whole is made up so that you do not have to be physically present.
With distance learning, you also do not need to follow a predefined timetable. The program allows for flexibility.
You can complete your coursework at your own pace and anywhere you choose. That means you make your schedule.
2. Manage Your Money
Starting a distance learning program gets you educated but without the many costs that usually come with it education like parking, child care, books, and fuel.
Self-paced programs offer you your degrees or certificates in less time than the traditional school program. You spend much less time in school, which makes it cheaper for you.
3. Earn While You Learn
You can be a full-time professional and still take the extra step to get ahead by taking online classes. This is very achievable as many students are doing it.
You get to learn and work at the same time, you also get a flexible learning schedule, and your inflow of money does not stop.
4. No Geographical Boundaries
You get to move all you want and it will not affect your schooling or your schedule. His is because the program is completely remote. Your location does not matter.
5. Tech Education
Distance learning is good for you. It helps you develop good computer skills and help you practice these skills you have developed.
While learning, you get to use some sophisticated educational applications and tech study tools to help you with the learning process.
Electronically accessing books, websites, communicating with your professors and classmates through an online forum will help you improve your tech skills.
Distance learning has become quite popular. But most importantly, it has proven to be useful to most of the world’s population. It is cost-effective, and frankly beneficial.