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.
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.
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.