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Month: September 2017

Learning to Learn Again; Online Options for Adults Looking to Further Their Education

Learning to Learn Again; Online Options for Adults Looking to Further Their Education

Do you remember when you were a teenager and were in school? Ugh, what a horrible time, right?! All of the teachers trying to teach you information to prepare you for the world ahead while your brain is at the perfect stage of its growth cycle to absorb the information. Teachers were the worst!

 

And while, looking back, we wish we had paid attention in class, is it never too late to further your knowledge with additional learning. Below is a great article on how you can overcome many of the common challenges faced by adults looking to learn.

You Don’t Have to Go to School

Well, maybe you do, but you don’t have to attend a physical building. While nightschool is a great option for many adults, the requirement to attend a physical class at a time and date which can not be changed doesn’t work well with their lifestyle.

Instead, more and more adults are turning to online learning platforms, with the entirety of the learning taking place using online tools and services.

Convenience

This level of distance learning allows each adult student to complete their required lessons at a time and in a space which is the most convenient for them. For example, if you have downtime during your daily commute you could squeeze in some online coursework on your laptop, such as a quiz which ended completion of some revision work which you needed to turn in.

Offerings

One of the additional and less recognized benefits to the lack of a physical presence is the ability to offer a broader range of courses. For example, if you can’t get enough of the Groupon Coupons page for Sunglass Hut and think of yourself as quite the fashionista and would like to turn that into a business, you could complete a short course in fashion design and one in business management and learn everything you need to know.

Of course, your options aren’t limited to these two courses. Check online and see if any of your hobbies can be turned into potential careers. You never know, your talents could be wasted at your current job and a small amount of additional study could be the boost you need to change your life!

Cost

Of course, the biggest advantage which comes from a course being delivered entirely online is the reduction in the cost to students. After all, there is no building to lease, no lights to turn on, no cleaning to be done, and no administrative staff and lecturers to pay.

While this used to result in a lack of quality teachings, advancements in technology have allowed online learning institutions to provide high-quality online courses with genuine real-world benefits and application.

When it comes to studying as an adult, it’s important that you don’t restrict yourself to the idea that you need to attend a physical school tolerant anything valuable. While night courses and similar options offer many benefits they aren’t the only option for …