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Ways to secure a beneficial online learning experience

Feroz a digital marketer for a narrow niche as education. He has expertise in helping schools with online studies and how schools operate.

Importance of online education

'Online education often requires more discipline, more concentration and more optimized documentation'.

Unlike traditional educational methods, online education has many new facets to it. The way we learn, when we gain and how all change; control is a giver to the learner rather than the educator. Because there is so much to choose from, it makes sense that online education systematically done can produce good results and be beneficial for the child.

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Tips

Here are some tips by a good student counseling firm to make the best of the online education experience.


1- Pick the Perfect Site

Platform choosing is an essential part of the journey. The various platforms have different content and more importantly, different quality of content. Some sites are paid, and some are free; thus, one must pick according to his or her needs. One must decide this based on their requirement. If a person requires professional certification, it is always advised to go for a paid, certified course. If a person wants to learn, explore, or develop a skill, then a free site is a great way to start. Many places have different credibility; hence one must make sure that they do their research and read reviews before beginning any course. Many sites are affiliated with premier institutes and have professional industrialists educating the learner. It is always recommended that these sites be preferred over the others as these sites often are more credible. Many fortune 500 companies like Google and Amazon offer courses on their websites.


2- Pick the Perfect Course

Picking what you want to learn can be tricky. The first step is to understand the time commitment, end goal and process dedication. Once you weigh these metrics, you can easily see your priority. The best part about free courses is that you can always discontinue the course and try something else, but it's advisable to choose wisely and not waste time. One must make sure that he is cognitively invested in the learning material to ensure that productive results are obtained. Very often, people tend not to be serious about the course which beats the point and loses the very essence of education.


3- Maintain a Timetable

Students must understand that education is education, irrespective of the form. Hence online training should be taken with the same mentality as traditional education, including punctuality. Online courses offer flexibility to the children, but this freedom is often misused, and that hinders the learning process. Thus, one must ensure that even if the course is flexible, they dedicate enough time and resources towards regularly learning it. Consistency is vital when it comes to education on online platforms.


4- Take Assignments and Examinations

Just like traditional education, examinations and assignments are an essential part of learning. Students often think that nobody would evaluate their duties and hence ignore taking them seriously. Students also find online exams easier to crack and thus do not study for it. This kind of attitude is what undermines the value of online education. These problems can only be tackled when every learner acknowledges the fact that online training does have its shortcomings but should not be taken advantage of for one's selfish benefit. On the longer run, one can never actually be a good learner with a narrow mind.


5- Learn Holistically

Students think that online education ends once the course is over. This misconception is logically flawed. In its most pragmatic sense, any form of education ultimately leads to the practical application of that knowledge and building one's skill set. Hence, it is essential always to implement whatever we learn; this can be done by taking up projects, doing an internship or even writing a research paper. Learning is not a path; it is a journey. Hence one should always look for places to apply the knowledge gained from online education into real life.

Importance of online courses

Importance of online courses

Importance of online courses

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© 2020 Mohd Feroz Bux

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