Ever heard of Albert Einstein?
He’s the German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity? Best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2? Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics?
Sported a fantastic moustache?
Yep, that guy.
Well, according to old Albert, life is like riding a bicycle. No, not hard work and largely uncomfortable, but in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Consequently, when it comes to boosting your career prospects, you must be prepared to put the educational wheels in motion to arm yourself with the skills required for vocational success.
However, I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have time to study. I’m a busy professional with an even busier social life and children who need fed and clothed!”
Thanks to distance learning, though, you can actually earn while you learn, which means you don’t need to give up your current role to augment your existing qualifications. Bonus!
Additionally, when it comes to making a choice between a distance learning facility and a bricks and mortar institution, this method of study offers a veritable smorgasbord of other benefits.
Discover a Wide Range of Courses
Just because you’re studying at home in your underpants (you don’t have to, but you can), it needn’t mean restricted course choices. Nowadays, students of the digital realm can get stuck into a wide variety of subjects, with many online facilities offering much the same courses as a traditional university.
Benefit From Unbeatable Flexibility
Although students at a bricks and mortar uni can skip classes if they’re too hungover or simply can’t be bothered, therefore missing out on valuable course information, distance learning students can fit lectures or tutorials around other commitments – which is great if your schedule is swamped.
Enjoy Networking with Diverse Groups
Learning in a traditional campus setting may open more doors socially, but online learners network with other professionals quickly and easily simply by using the web. What’s more, you’re not restricted to hobnobbing with local students – you’ll connect with folk from all over the globe.
Explore the Financial Advantages
Typically, an online degree will cost less than a traditional degree thanks to overheads being markedly lower for the university. Savings on classrooms and materials means these gains are passed on to the learner, which makes this method a much more attractive option financially.
Help the Environment
Okay, this one might be a bit of a stretch, but by learning at home opposed to jumping in your 4×4 to scoot to university, you’re immediately reducing your carbon footprint. Not only that, even if you don’t drive, you’ll save on the costs of travel – whether it’s a bus, train or rickshaw – getting to and from university.
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