By Carrie Oakley
Online education has redefined our lives in more ways than one – it has made quality learning accessible to people irrespective of location, distance, cost and prior qualifications; it has brought education to us instead of making us go in search of this valuable asset; and it has made it much easier for people to earn while they learn.
Besides these obvious advantages, online education also serves as a motivating tool and boosts your psychological health because:
It provides you with opportunities throughout your life – at no point do you ever have to give up your dreams of earning a degree or furthering your learning.
It allows you to push yourself and test your boundaries – when you sign up for an online degree, you have to balance your studies along with your responsibilities at work and issues in your personal life. This is when you realize what you’re really capable of and how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it.
It boosts your confidence and lets you believe that you are capable of achieving success, irrespective of your age and situation in life.
It provides you with a sense of purpose in life; it’s a goal that encourages you to do your best.
It improves your chances of professional advancement in the form of a promotion and/or a raise. The quality of your life is raised and you feel much better about yourself and your station in life.
It brings you face to face with technology and its uses, and when you learn how to use this valuable tool, you avoid being left behind and are able to keep pace with the progress being made in various fields.
It provides you with the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life – online degree classes are a mishmash of students from many parts of the country, and each person can add value to your life and help you learn something new.
It makes you a more disciplined person and lets you manage your time better – with many things on your plate, you need to set a schedule and stick to it if you want to achieve success.
And last but not the least, online education adds value to and raises the quality of your life because people tend to respect educated people and pay heed to their opinion and views.
This guest post is contributed by Carrie Oakley, who writes on the topic of online college. Carrie welcomes your comments at her email id: carrie.oakley1983(AT)gmail(DOT)com.