Education is changing, with more and more courses taking place online. Since these distance learning courses are becoming increasingly popular, here are 10 awesome advantages of choosing one.
1. No course competition
On a distance learning course, there’ll be no competing with coursemates for your tutors’ attention, like there can be in campus classes. Plus, away from classmates, you’ll feel more confident in approaching your teachers.
2. Removes barriers
The ability to study remotely removes the barriers to study faced by those with restricted mobility, like elderly and disabled students – and equalises educational opportunities for international students.
Once you know your assignment deadlines, you’re free to plan your studies for the times that suit you best and don’t interfere with your current commitments. This is particularly useful for parents, carers and workers.
Whilst enrolled on an online course, you’ll be studying using technology which is super fun and exciting – like it or not, technology is the future. If you’re nervous about tech-based study, health sites like Psych Central have some great tips.
As a distance learner, you canstudy undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level programmes that are of the same high quality as campus-based programmes.
6. No commuting
Commuting to campus can be expensive, stressful and time-consuming. However, on a distance course your commute can be as cheap, relaxing and short as a walk from your bed to the sofa – pretty good, right?
As an online learner, rather than have to put up with crowded and uncomfortable study spaces on offer on campus, you’ll be able to create your own personalised and relaxed workspace that keeps you comfy and productive. For tips on creating a home workspace, advice sites like Realty Times have got you covered.
The best remote learning courses are mobile optimised, allowing students to access learning materials and work from their phone or tablet – devices small enough to take anywhere. This means you can study from anywhere (as long as there’s internet) unlike on campus, where you might be restricted by opening times of work facilities such as labs and the library.
Distance learning courses are often cheaper than campus-based courses because they cost less to run, since hiring classrooms, printing course materials and having staff present at lecturers and seminars are not necessary.
10.Virtual campus life
Remote course providers such as Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning provide students with access to state-of-the-art virtual learning environments where they can submit work, find study materials and liaise with tutors and students. These platforms enable you to enjoy the same high-quality experience as campus students – without the hassle of actually being on campus.
The advantages of distance education are wide ranging, which make it fantastic option for people from all walks of life.
That’s our list! Share your thought on the advantages of distance learning in the comments section.