Study finds that students who spend time in colleges, but only online, are at the same level or better than those who have both academic and personal interaction.
Why Online Learning Is Better Than In Person Learning
Written by Cristina Herrada
When you finish a college degree, you can reasonably expect that for the most part you’ll have a good idea of the job market with which you’ll work once you graduate. In fact, during this golden age of opportunity, it’s easy to get desperate for a job in your field.
Unfortunately, this feeling of desperation may not always be reasonable.
There are a lot of things that people don’t expect to find, especially if they’ve been in school for a few years.
For example, when you finished school, you weren’t looking for a job that paid a lot of money and offered tons of career opportunities. You hoped to have a job that was fulfilling to you and meant more to you than that. For some, this may even be their dream job.
You also were aware that you needed a new skill to get the job. You understood this and prepared for it, assuming you’d want to be a software engineer.
No matter how much you prepared, there’s no way you could have foreseen that that job would no longer exist. In fact, you may have worked it into your plan that technology would be the central growth industry of the 21st century, and that you’d wind up working for a company that was involved in that industry.
You may also be part of a school district where students aren’t required to have a bachelor’s degree. No one told you that working at a grocery store or driving a cab would grow obsolete in the future.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities that are open to you, remember the following:
You don’t need a degree to find a job
Maybe you just want to pick up a first job, be it in your field of study or another. If you are hoping to get a job that will involve you in a lot of information, you may need an actual degree. You may not feel comfortable sitting down at your computer and learning something new on your own.
However, you don’t have to do that. You don’t need to go to a brick and mortar office and open up a savings account if you need $1,000 a month for the next three to five years. And you don’t need a degree to open a bank account.
Anyone can take online classes
If you really want a job that will pay good money and let you do things that are meaningful to you, you don’t have to find an online college that offers courses in your field of study.
Instead, you can find a college that will teach you a career-enhancing skill you can use in any area that you want to be in. If you want to be a programmer, try learning web programming skills. If you want to become a software engineer, you can enroll in one of the many online professional schools that specialize in career development.
There are plenty of examples of online courses for job-related skills you can find online. You can search online and find something that works for you.
Online classes don’t cost that much
You can attend online classes on a variety of topics for a fraction of the cost it would cost to attend a bricks and mortar school. For example, you can learn how to tie a tie on a blog for free or be tutored in various art courses for free.
Furthermore, the skills you’ll be learning on these programs are almost always transferable into real world jobs.
If you study those things at an online school you don’t have to set up an opening for every single one. Instead, you can focus on the one that’s perfect for you.
There are way more programs available than you might think
There are a lot of online schools offering education for a wide variety of career paths and interests. Online learning is also fast and flexible, with options to spend your day online or to travel to a campus where classes are held.
Just be prepared for more material and a shorter time frame.
The beauty of online programs is that they always be there when you need them.