Nowadays, online learning is a growing trend in educational field. It is an easy and comfortable method to achieve knowledge in almost every subject. Online learning is a great alternative to traditional universities, especially for people who can’t afford the time and money to take real courses. It involves learning with the assistance of the Internet and a personal computer.

Let dig a bit deeper and look at the advantages of online learning.

  1. It’s cheaper : Online courses are more affordable, as we can learn  from the comfort of our own home. We don’t  need to travel anywhere and can thus save on  fuel and the transport cost.
  2. Learn from anywhere : Whether you are travelling , in the office, or at home you can participate in the learning process anytime . Also you can join the course of any universities or company you wish to from across the Globe. The basic requirement is just having an internet connection.
  3. It saves time : You don’t need to spend 6 to 8 hrs in the classroom studying for your preferred course. In Online mode you can do it at your own pace, whenever you feel like. Do your studies, complete the task and  submit your assignments. You can then spend your spare time for any other interests like hobbies, extracurricular activities etc.
  4. It helps in faster sharing of resources : We can share our thoughts, our ideas with anybody around the world. Similarly we can get access to other persons work, even if we may not be having any direct contact with them  otherwise.
  5. It offer a variety of courses at one platform : You can learn different courses at a time, by joining different companies / universities located at different places across the world.
  6. It helps in career advancement: Even while continuing with our job, we can join any online course relevant with the companies’ requirements and thus boost our prospect of moving ahead in our career.
  7. Parents can monitor the progress : Many courses are available for school student also like abacus, vedic maths, spellingbee, handwriting etc. Parents can easily monitor their childrens’ progress and participate in their learning process.

The only downside of Online Learning is that there is no direct contact with the trainer / teacher in most of the cases. In other words we can say that it does not offer human interactions.

Thus we can conclude that Online Learning has more positive sides and it helps in enhancing our capabilities with minimum resources.