Due to the advent of Internet access around the world, sharing knowledge through the internet is easier.
However, due to pandemics, this online education has become a necessity and not a choice. I being a professor had to go online for classes through the use of various apps.
A large number of educationalists and teachers are trying to promote online education.
There are some university sites and institutes which help students earn their degrees and diploma courses at their convenience.
This education online appears to be easier for teachers and pupils. It has several advantages than conventional schooling as mentioned below.
Benefits of online education
Online education has several improvements and is more advantageous to the current education system due to the
1. Skills and experts
There is an availability of vast information by different authors on any topic you like. So different views on the subject by many educationalists with different expertise can be learned. Since there is no need for physical presence with them, one can just learn from them by an online contact. It can be done by audio, video and text-based discussions.
2. Video presentations
A teacher can make a video presentation on subject of his choice and place it online. These videos are available all the time by YouTube and other video software-enabled sites.
These visual aid help for clear and hassle-free learning of the subject by the students online.
This enables the teacher to work less as the videos are available every time when needed. For a student, the convenience to time i.e. ability to learn at the time of his choice is present.
When a subject is being taught, the student needs to visualize the concept in his mind. Sometimes, this could be improper making him difficult to understand.
The availability of a 3D simulated presentation helps him understand better. It has a better impact on the level of learning online by the student as he gets a clear picture.
4. Better memory
The memory of the student for the topic is higher than traditional or conventional schooling because the student doesn’t just listen he also observes the subject and moreover he is in search of the content with interest than in the conventional system where he is in pressure to sit and listen the topic.
5. Ease of access
The availability of the issue and access to class all the time for repeated views by a frequent visitor to the site or video makes him exposed to teaching further. This makes him want to take the subject when he likes and where he likes.
6. Vast information
There is no limit for the amount of learning or amount of exposure one can receive online.
7. Easy revision
Due to the online availability of experts who help with the techniques and suggestions. The scope for revision of subjects is easier for students.
8. Low cost
Compared to physical classrooms, learning online is less expensive. One need not pay the fee for tuition, uniform, books, stationery, travel, and others.
Availability of online instructors who take classes at a scheduled time and even from the comfort of homes.
10. Environmental friendly
Though the use of technology cannot be called environmentally friendly when compared to the past. But currently, online education can be less hazardous to the environment as one need not travel daily, buy accessories, etc.
Benefits of Online Education for Professionals
Professionals and those who are into the job may find it difficult to go for further study in a regular college.
For them, online education courses will be helpful in gaining better qualifications and up gradation in their career.
Many programs online related to coding, programming, engineering, education, patent laws, etc. can be taken up during the free time.
These courses are affordable, and one can perceive them at his convenience. Also, these online courses will provide a course completion certificate.