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Is Online Learning the Future of Our Education?

Eman Khalid

Posted on September 6, 2020 13:51

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With the spread of the global pandemic of COVID-19, various academic institutions worldwide have resorted to the option of remote learning. Is online learning the future of our education system? In the coming years, will academic institutions implement online learning in their school's curriculum?

The recent technological developments have profoundly impacted our everyday life, and education is no exception to that. The trend of online education has become so significant that ⅔ of post-secondary schools offer distance-learning opportunities. And the students who have taken the opportunity of online classes are 65%. At the same time, approximately 89% of public universities offer online learning opportunities to their students. With the recent expansion of online education, it is not hard to believe that online learning is our educational system's future. 

Various esteemed and accredited academic institutions all over the world offer the option of online education to their students. The Open University in the United Kingdom is one such example of the most accessible online learning platform. The OU and various prestigious universities offer online degrees to their students, and they can graduate while sitting in the other corner of the world. However, due to the spread of the global pandemic of the COVID-19, the majority of academic institutions all over the globe have resorted to remote learning. Students can sit in the comfort of their homes or at a cafe and listen to their academic lectures, without worrying about being in one place at a specific time. 

The online education system has integrated valuable information with built-in assessments and interactive activities, which are extensively useful in helping students and teachers track progress. One of the worst misconceptions people had about online degrees was that they do not teach their students the academic basics. Ever since students began studying through online classes, they have realized that it is just as effective and more flexible than traditional classrooms. With a system of online learning, you can work full-time but still achieve an accredited college degree and listen to lectures at any time of the day, even at 2 a.m. Online learning has proven to be specifically beneficial to individuals working full-time while trying to pursue their education. 

It is not hard to believe that online learning has a place in our education system's future because of its rising popularity. Those who decide to complete their higher studies through remote learning live a life of comfort by listening to their tutor's lectures and revising course material at a time of their personal preference. 

Eman Khalid

Posted on September 6, 2020 13:51

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