They say that good thing don’t change. I am here to tell you that online education is here to stay. After years of being in the educational field, I’ve watched education transform from using chalkboards to full extensive master degrees you can take online. It was unheard of to have education available online. If you received your degree online, it was laughable. This is not the case anymore and I’m glad the mindset has changed.
What if I were to tell you that learning is changing?
Online Skill Certifications are Valuable Today
Online skill certifications are valuable today. The reason more people are taking them online is that employers search for them. Employers know that employees that are constantly in search of new skills and knowledge are hungry to do better. Furthermore, let’s say you are someone more ambitious and want to start your own business. It helps to broaden your knowledge.
You Can Learn a Skill for Free. It’s Not the Same Though.
I’ve heard people say that you can find anything on Google. Yep, this is the truth. You can! What makes online education great though is that you can learn a skill and receive credit for it. While you are learning, why not consider the possibility that earning a completion might be great for you. I’d consider joining a community where you can learn and grow at the same time.
Skills Change. Keep Up With The Times.
The reality is that skills change. They change over time. Despite the fact that I have a Master’s in Marketing, I recognize that my skills need to continue to develop. These short courses you can find on the internet are a great way to keep up to speed with the latest trends. What was needed several years ago may not be the case today. With online learning, you are constantly improving your skills and knowledge
It’s Accepting. You Can Start Anytime.
At any age, you can begin. What makes online learning great is the fact that it is accepting. You can start it at any time even if you feel like it’s not exactly your cup of tea. I’ve had students tell me that they were unsure about the online learning gig until they tried it. They liked the idea of being able to start and stop at any time. When they were finished, they felt accomplished.
Online Learning is the Future.
I remember watching my 7-year old nephew on his tablet doing homework his teacher assigned to him. What I realized is that online learning is the future. I’d like to take the opportunity to admit that in-class brings back good memories. At the same time, there were plenty of moments where I thought that being in a classroom was a waste of time. After doing my education online and seeing my nephew, it brought up the idea that online learning is the future. It’s everywhere. COVID-19 kind of forced the issue too. It taught us to be more dependent on our technology and focus on what really matters. What really matters is learning and inspiring others to continue being the best version of themselves.