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Distance Learning: A Convenient Way of Earning Degrees

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Education is very important and integral to our lives these days as without it we will not get good jobs and therefore, won’t be able to lead good lives. The job market has become extremely competitive these days and an undergraduate degree is the minimum requirement to get a job with a decent salary. However, many students can’t study after high school for various reasons. Some students may have financial difficulties due to which they have to work to support themselves and their families. Some students live in countries that do not support higher studies as their educational infrastructure is weak.

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However, with the advancement of technology, now almost everybody who is keen on learning can continue their studies even after high school. Through distance learning many academic dreams can come true without compromising on much. Many world renowned universities are providing these distance learning courses to students all around the globe. UK universities are lending out a helping hand to many students around the world through online education.

Many students are taking up distance learning from UK universities through online programmes. These online courses have many advantages like:

They Let You Study At Your Own Convenience

These courses are tailor made for people who are busy but are keen on studying. Compared to traditional college courses where one has to attend lectures at fixed times, these courses are much more flexible and allow you to study whenever you have time. So, you can listen to a lecture even after midnight and study accordingly, if that’s what suits you. You can plan your studies according to your life instead of planning your life according to your studies.

They Let You Work As You Learn

As these online programmes are part time you do not have to give up your job. You can work full time and study when you get time before or after work. However, if you studied a traditional course you would have to quit your job and finish your course. This way, you get to earn your working experience as well as your degree.

You Get To Save Money

These online courses are less expensive than traditional courses and they also help you save on the extra expenses like food, lodging and conveyance as you get to study from the comfort of your own home.

Online courses help students achieve their lifetime goals and work towards a better future. As they earn themselves a degree, they also get better paying jobs.


Education In Nigeria Is Growing With Spreading Distance Education

With the growth and development of online education, many developing countries around the world are opting for distance learning programmes to improve their economic condition and for overall growth and development. These countries don’t have a very well developed education infrastructure so the students have no other option but to move out.

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Due to weak economic condition they are even unable to relocate to another country and have to start earning to support their families. Thus online education acts as a savior to these students. Many renowned universities across the globe have started offering online education to the students worldwide.

Advantages of Online Education

Distance learning is breaking new ground in education sector in Nigeria. Open and distance learning education has the ability to provide a prestigious university degree to the students from all across the globe without attending practical classes. Many advantages provided by online education are:

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  • Flexibility – you get the freedom of anytime, anywhere education
  • Convenience – you can complete your course according to your time schedule and study at your own pace
  • Affordability – online courses are affordable in compare to regular courses
  • Balance study and work – you can continue working while pursuing the course and relate the two
  • Assured success – having a higher degree along with the work experience brings you better career opportunities

Online Education in Nigeria

With the support from government, Nigeria has started providing free education to all including nomads, handicapped and under-served. The primary and secondary educations are compulsory school education. However, pursuing the four year graduate and postgraduate degrees depend on student’s choice and will solely whether they want to go for distance education or attend regular classes.

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Distance learning is breaking new ground in education sector in Nigeria. More and more students are coming forward to take the advantage of distance learning programmes. Online education gives them the advantage of having an international degree which opens the door of international job market for them. Working professionals are also enrolling into the online courses to fulfill their dream of getting higher education and improve their career prospects.

Now students don’t need to move out of their country and can have the advantage of an international degree by sitting at their home. With the help of online education students in Nigeria are getting higher education and improving their career prospects to help the all round growth and development of their country.

Online Education shows Career Changers a Good Way to Study with Pleasure

In the recent years, a lot of post-secondary institutions have come up with a wide range of online courses. According to Dr. Gwen Hillesheim, a senior academic instructor working in one of the world’s reputed universities said that the internet has brought drastic modifications not only in the thinking abilities of students but most importantly in the education system conducted on a global basis. He further said that the career changers have never felt so easy in flexibly pursuing career programs like what they are doing now with the initiation of online education.

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Online Learning encourages people over 40s

According to reports published by Career Education Corporation, it was found that nearly 35% of the students pursuing higher education were career changers. Bilita Mates working in the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology also said that a huge percentage of online students over 25 have experienced major developments in higher education. In fact, those who are 45 and above are no more required to fall into embarrassments by joining campuses for a full-time course. Online educators will be taking the major initiative to fulfill their dreams.

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The changing workplace

Mattes however came up with another declaration that online education despite offering flexibility and convenience to individuals above 40 cannot be considered a primary alternative for the career changers. Owing to constant changes in the nature of work and job demands, the emphasis has been laid more on cognitive and decision making skills. The society at present runs on the basis of technology which was not so around 10 to 15 years ago.

Online learning is always advantageous

Online education has indeed been quite advantageous. The two factors – Flexibility and Convenience have altogether made this learning mode score higher than traditional classroom learning. A group of scholars came up with positive approaches towards the concept of receiving education online. They expressed wonder that what could have been better than getting an opportunity to study from home, work and handle family responsibilities at the same time?

According to Shelley Dixon, the online classrooms usually involve asynchronous learning ambiances where an individual gets the opportunity to fix one’s own schedules in order to cope up with his/her personal responsibilities. A student will be able to log in after completing his/her work shift and can thereafter pursue a career program with ease. Experts have moreover said that those potential students who take their online lessons casually might not fetch good results in the end. One should be rather serious enough to meet one’s own responsibility and get the assignments done as directed by the online educators.

Future for online learners is bright

Future predictions are absolutely bright for online learners. A good number of high school teachers have predicted that the online learners will take absolute pleasure in playing with latest learning tools and software applications. This will surely fetch better results to individuals in getting updated compared to those spending long hours in the brick and mortar classrooms.

In fact, the African countries have started making developments in their education systems. This is one of the reasons why the option of distance learning in Nigeria has become a craze for career changers residing throughout Africa. In other words, online learning has achieved omnipresence which will continue to inspire career changers till eternity. Whether it’s Africa, America or Asia, online education will rule at every nook and corner.

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Internet is the modern Messiah for Education

The technological progression is always on the go and is always looking forward to come up with new inventions for the benefits of the people. And the most useful technological product is computer as with this amazing gadget people can carry out all sorts of work. In third world countries like Nigeria people find it quite difficult to earn higher degree qualification and this is one main reason why most of them prefer doing their bachelor or master degree courses online.

In Nigeria though there are colleges and universities, most of them are not that up to mark like those in the UK. They are still in the process to become more refine and standard so that students can obtain reputed degrees that will help them to enhance their career in future. But with the invention of internet people have access to thousands of things all over the world. Internet is like god for the people.

People are able to get hold of a lot of things jut at one click that would have not been possible if internet did not exist. Well you must be aware of:

  • What internet is all about?
  • How did it come into existence?
  • What makes it the modern messiah for education?

The history of the Internet began with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. The public was first introduced to the Internet when a message was sent from computer science Professor Leonard Klein rock’s laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles, after the second piece of network equipment was installed at Stanford Research Institute. This connection not only enabled the first transmission to be made, but is also considered to be the first Internet backbone.

Internet is one such essential tool that it is used for different kinds of functions related to education. Some of the educational function carried out by internet is as follows:

  • Helps to learn or study
  • Find study materials or resources
  • Do a full time course through internet which is known as online course
  • Internet helps one to remain connected with others better known as networking

So for a country like Nigeria having access to internet is indeed a blessing as they can fulfill their desire of obtaining a degree from UK at a reasonable cost. And most of the people of Nigeria aspire to do their studies from UK and hence opting for UK online study is the best choice  for them. Here is a depiction of the topic through an awesome info-graphic.

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