Working Adults Benefit From Online Education, Here's WhyBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Online education is reshaping the industry as well as how students learn. It has removed boundaries set by location, disability and even age for several working adults. It was previously reported that online education has helped several working adults finish their degrees, whether graduate or post-graduate, and continue with their respective careers at the same time. Moreover, there are free online courses that literally anyone can enroll in.
Online education can provide the following certificates and degrees: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Verified certificates, MOOC Series certificates, post-secondary degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, "stackable" credentials, digital badges and nanodegrees, among others.
U.S. News shared four reasons as to why online education benefits working adults. The program works well for professionals since it generally offers flexibility in terms of the schedule.
It provides course flexibility
Working adults can benefit from online education because its course requirements can be done anywhere in the world. This means that one does not have to be present in a physical location.
There are also several choices that one can choose from. An online education program allows you to learn at your own pace.
It helps you learn new skills
There is such a wide array of choices in choosing what course to take online. Working adults can boost their employability and earning potential by continuing to learn and develop new skills.
It makes you understand your job
Online education can equip you with various skills, both technical and soft. Plus, you can also find other working adults with whom you can network with and discuss similar experiences.
It offers new career opportunities
Completing an online education program, as mentioned earlier, can help you increase your earning potential. It will also make hiring managers see that you are motivated to continue growing and learning. Moreover, an online degree can also help you if you want to change careers.