A Study of Online Education

The higher education industry as we know it is rapidly changing, and online education is becoming more and more prominent every year. Online higher education programs have many advantages over regular physical institutions such as freedom to study where and when you want, lower cost, and the ability to connect with fellow students from all around the world. There is always a desire for more flexibility from students which is leading more and more institutions to start implementing online programs and courses.

A common misconception about online education is that it lacks the personal touch and direct communication that you would get by studying at a physical institution. With the technology of 2020, this is no longer an issue. With virtual learning environments such as Canvas and video call programs such as Skype, you can now connect with any tutor or fellow student at any time in a variety of ways.

The flexibility of being able to study wherever you are in the world and whenever you are available to, has made online education a steadily growing industry. With online programs, you no longer have to have set class times and locations and can work in comfort and at your own leisure. This also allows students to be able to pursue and advance their career through working a job while studying online at their own pace.

Analyzing the numbers: 

More than 6.3 million current college students have taken at least one online course, a 5.6% increase from the previous year.

The number of college students that are enrolled exclusively online grew to 15.4% which is up from 14.7%, or about 1 in 6 students.

More than 59% of online students either have children or are employed, showing the accessibility of online education.

Nearly 99% of all colleges reported an increased demand for online courses.


The Benefits of Studying Online:

Scheduling - You can study wherever you are, whenever you want.

Access to content - Lectures, videos, lessons, and all kinds of content are available 24/7.

Options  - The ability to choose the system and plan of study that suits you the absolute best.

Less intimidation for students - Online classes take away the anxiety and uncomfortability of traditional classes.

Communication - You can get in contact with tutors and peers at any time, and don't have to wait for appointments or office hours.

Time to absorb - Students have more time to review and learn the course content, which leads to better results.

Less expensive - Online classes are typically much more affordable than traditional in-person classes, and also eliminates additional costs such as transportation and housing.

No more textbooks - E-textbooks are much cheaper, easier to access, and obviously more convenient.

With all of it's benefits, it is no wonder more and more students are opting to study online in this non-traditional format.

DIME ONLINE specializes in all of these benefits as we offer a very personal hands-on touch to our courses, and world class tutors from all over the world. With our brand new Creative Practitioners program you can earn an RSL Level 4 online for the very first time, and begin your journey to receiving a full BA(Hons) Degree.

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