15 benefits of online courses

Online courses are a growing industry and here are 15 reasons why they are so popular with employees, employers, hobbyists, actually –  just about everyone who wants to learn something!

1. Availability

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which helps you to learn at the time of the day or night that suits you and fits with your prior commitments and lifestyle.

2. Mobility

Learning is accessible via multiple devices, phones, tablets, pc’s, etc… for learning on the go, at work, at home, on a plane, in a train, you get the picture.

3. Just-in-Time Learning

Learn the skills you need, when you need them and apply them straight away. This greatly increases the chances of you retaining your newly learned skills and knowledge, and even more so if your learning style is Kinesthetic learning (learn by doing) and you apply the knowledge as you learn it.

4. Current Trends

Online learning makes keeping up with rapidly changing and updated technologies more accessible to busy people.

5. Unlimited Access

It is rare for someone to absorb knowledge and apply all of a course the first time through. Online learning offers the chance to revisit the course material as often as needed.

6. Reduced Costs

No travel or accommodation is needed. Online course costs are generally cheaper than face-to-face workshops.

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7. Multiple Levels of Learning

Online courses can be designed to meet the needs of multiple different levels of learners, from beginners to advanced skills, industry certifications to degree programs.

8. Content Diversity

There are online courses for just about any subject or interest you can think of. There are courses for employees and managers, online business owners and entrepreneurs, language, hobby, and lifestyle courses.

9. Comfortable Learning Environment

You choose what to wear, where you work, (inside by the fire, outside in the sun), while listening to music, in total silence, while the kids are sleeping.

10. Avoid Travel Hassles

Avoid traffic jams, save on fuel, no parking hassles and you can avoid bad weather conditions.

11. Keep Your Day Job

Learning online means you can keep earning money while increasing your skills and knowledge. It’s amazing how much you can learn and apply in 30 minute blocks.

12. Global Opportunities

Learn from industry experts who are located all over the world. You are no longer limited to the learning opportunities where you live. The teachers of these courses live in Canada, Britain and New Zealand.

13. The Latest Trends

You can learn the most up-to-date methods and tools and keep up with rapidly moving technology that impacts most industries.

14. Boost Job Hunting

Online courses will impress future employers as they ongoing learning looks great on your resume. Employees who are serious about investing in their career are seen as highly motivated. Plus it’s always a bonus to be seen as a capable learner.

15. Improved Chances of Promotion

The best online courses can greatly boost your career and your chances of greater success at work.

15 benefits of Online Courses

 

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