Is Online Where We’re Headed for Education

Life is a digital and that is no truer in our growing internet age. Our lives are moving online and in this vain it makes complete sense that while our personal lives move to the online world so should our educational lives. Internet courses are a new experimental avenue that has online been around for a couple of decades or so. Compared to traditional schools this is a drop in the bucket. There was a time when people could use video tapes and the like to study subjects on their own but today technology has moved to the cloud and that means more people are choosing to study via online courses than ever before.

As you would expect there are legions of people who believe this form of education is inferior and in some ways they are quite correct. There are different ways students learn and having a live teacher there in the room to answer your questions can be beneficial on many fronts. On the other side of the fence is the self-learner. These are students that do not need to be in a classroom in order to retain and understand the information. Just look at the endless amount of videos on the internet and youtube that will teach you anything you want to know. There has never been a time when you could learn in the comfort of your own home so easily. Chefs, graphic designers and a whole slew of other professionals are moving online and taking advantage of online courses. It is a way for both the teacher and the student to gain knowledge and some side income.

Many websites have created dedicated platforms for tutorials. Lynda.com for example is one such online course website where you subscribe for a certain amount of time and are privy to a copious amount of videos that teach you anything you really want to know from professionals in the field. You can learn more about such websites on Edumuch.com. These websites have come to understand that people want more information and they want to learn it in the comfort of their own homes. In the early days many people were weary of joining and spending money on these courses because the quality just wasn’t up to par. That isn’t the case anymore. The information provided is thorough and I personally have learnt many things off of Lynda.com and Coursera.com.

The world of online learning and courses is only just beginning. Never has there been a time that has allowed the most amount of people to educate themselves and to achieve degrees in fields that you used to have to go to physical classrooms to achieve. There is still a lot of room to go and it brings up all sorts of questions about how if everyone knows the trade secrets are we all putting ourselves into a disadvantage? Or are we creating an equal playing field that makes us have to push ourselves to the next level. What do you think?

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