Who Is E-Learning For?
Once upon a time, we might have said that distance learning online programs were perfect for tech-savvy college students and IT programmers. Today, distance learning online is for everyone: busy moms, professionals looking for continuing education, the swing shift supervisor who wants salary-boosting credentials.
Distance Learning Online Has Something For Everyone
Don't have time to fit another commute into your day? Working on your degree online at home will keep you out of traffic jams.
Start your college degree, then had to drop out to make some money? Complete that degree now, after work.
Ready for a career change but not quite ready to quit your job? A distance learning online program in your desired career may be the solution.
Flexibility and Freedom: Key Strengths of Distance Learning Online
As online education grows, it is evolving to meet the needs of a wide range of students. Distance online learning programs are particularly helpful for those who don't have the time or transportation to attend a traditional campus class, who require an easily re-arrangeable study schedule, or who learn best when working at their own pace. But distance learning online is also rapidly becoming a great way to save money on tuition, complete a degree, take a training course, or accumulate professional certifications.
Advantages of Distance Learning Online
Convenience, flexibility, student-centered, lower cost:
- Classes are usually offered throughout the year (no semesters)
- Study at your best time of day for learning, whenever that is (and study anywhere, with a laptop)
- Work at your own pace
- Avoid commuting
- Strengthen research, technical, and written communication skills through using the Internet and resolving technical glitches
- Develop project and time management skills
- Save on tuition and childcare costs
- Accredited degrees achieved more quickly with less hassle lead to career advancements and better pay
Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-2007 Edition; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.