Thursday, July 5, 2012 Posted by roikhatul wardah at 8:29 PM
With the advent of technology, the Internet has provided a whole new world of ways for people to function and do the most common tasks we have. Time constricted but you need to buy some stuff? You can shop online. Need to get in touch with a relative, friend, or loved one who lives on the other side of the world? You can chat and E-mail. Want to go back to school but does not have the time beyond your daily work and household chores? You can get online degrees in education. A lot of people are turning into distance education to acquire knowledge, and for many good reasons.
Time management is the greatest advantage of getting online degrees in education. A lot of people have no time to do schooling traditionally, for example, mothers taking care of their family, others who may have a demanding full-time job, people who may have many responsibilities at home like nursing for sick family members. With the availability of the option to get a degree by studying online at your own time and at your own pace, anyone with a home computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and the discipline to make smart time management choices can now officially call themselves students again. Of course, that's after you go through all the necessary registration procedures.
There are several reasons why some people prefer online studying, besides the obvious above-mentioned time management issues. For one, the student-centered approach of online courses allows students to learn and study with the style they like best and are more suited for. Also, resources and course materials are available online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. There is no competition for checking out books from the library or any of those usual references problems such as encountered by university students. Moreover, online teachers hail from all over the globe, which has the advantage of sharing practical knowledge that sometimes cannot be found in books or other available materials. Online learning is also less intimidating. With the discussion groups and lecture sessions occurring over the Internet, students will be less shy to participate. Anonymity helps especially timid students to be able to ask questions and share their ideas and contribute their thoughts on subjects.
Bonding with other students, although they do not actually meet, is not an impossibility. Online chat rooms are available to facilitate student interactions. There, students can discuss both academic and nonacademic concerns. The use of modern technology in studying also opens doors for further improvement in terms of technological know-how. There is also the advantage of disregarding time zone differences; anytime a student wants to ask an instructor questions or help in course requirements, they can drop an e-mail or messages and just wait for their questions to be dealt with. Students find it easier to approach teachers and thus have their problems with subjects better addressed. Unlike in a regular classroom, a student has the time to process the instructions and subject matter before participating in any discussion and this can only make the learning experience a lot more rewarding for everyone. Although regular classrooms still have much to offer, taking up online degrees in education is a good second choice.