Online Learning Is The Future Of Education

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Online learning involves educational courses offered by academic institutions that take place virtually over the internet. Learning is conducted through various social media platforms and software applications. Online learning is also known as “e-learning” and is just one form of distance learning however, differs from a traditional classroom. Students that are pursuing their studies online require a high level of self-motivation and self-control. It is so easy to slip off the bandwagon and before you know it, you are behind and cannot keep track of your course material.


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Online learning involves educational courses offered by academic institutions that take place virtually over the internet. Learning is conducted through various social media platforms and software applications. Online learning is also known as “e-learning” and is just one form of distance learning however, differs from a traditional classroom. Students that are pursuing their studies online require a high level of self-motivation and self-control. It is so easy to slip off the bandwagon and before you know it, you are behind and cannot keep track of your course material.
Being physically present in the classroom is not the only learning option that is available to students. As technology evolves so does teaching methods. Online learning encourages students to find new ways to adapt and respond to the rapid change in technology. Online learning is a combination of content that is digitally delivered to students. Due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, many students are encouraged to become accustomed to the new norm of online learning. Although online learning has its disadvantages, it also motivates students to have a sense of control over their learning.
What are the main goals of online learning?

Increase the quality of learning and teaching
Increase access to learning opportunities and flexibility for students
Adjust the learning styles and methods to accommodate students’ needs
To enable self-managed learning
Education is more convenient, affordable and effective

Why should you choose online learning?
Flexibility - Online learning allows students and lecturers to set their own learning pace. Flexibility allows students to establish their own schedule,create a balance between work and studies and have a sense of control over your time.
Easily accessible - Students can have access to learning from anywhere across the internet without having to commute from one place to another. This is convenient for many students where they can save time and money.
Cost-effective - Unlike traditional classroom education, online learning is much more affordable. Many students are not able to study full-time and have to undertake a part-time job to fund their studies. With online learning, students are able to create a balanced work and study schedule.
Customised learning - We know by now that online learning provides a great deal of flexibility. Customised learning mostly takes place on a one-on-one basis but can also be done in a smaller group. This means that there is a greater interaction and feedback between students and their lecturers. Students have access to a diverse range of material that can be accessed online and integrated into their lessons.
Online learning is not for everyone and therefore you will need to identify how online learning will accommodate your educational needs and goals.

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