Choosing between Science, Commerce and Arts is difficult for most of the students. Students form their decision on the basis of what their peers choose, without much forethought. What if I was to tell you that you could pursue whatever you wish to, without having your field of study sway your decision? The answer to that is online learning.
Let us first understand, what is online learning?
In simple words, online learning is the learning acquired digitally. All the content is available online and can be accessed by the user anywhere and anytime through laptops, computers or mobile phones. Also, the content is usually delivered to the user with the help of audio-visual elementsand gamification.
To help you make an informed decision, you could try different things to see where your interest lies via an online training. You might wonder – Why should I enrol for an online learning when I could easily learn in an offline center? To help you understand better, we have listed few advantages of online learning below.
Offline learning is location based and you have to travel for the entire duration of the training. Moreover, if you miss a few classes it will putyou behind in class. Whereas, online learning won’t require any travelling and can be pursued from your home. This way, you will end up saving your valuable time and money that you might have spent on commuting.
Offline learning is time bound and you can only attend those for a fixed timing and beyond it, the teachers might not be available. Online learning on the other hand, works on the principle of learning as per availability. You might have taken the class in the evening a day before, but you can take it in the afternoon the next day without any time restriction. To be able to study and learn as per availability and pursue other things as well will help you mould your own curriculum and grow exponentially.
Offline centres have to have an accommodation and incur various miscellaneous charges thus increasing the cost of the training. However, in online learning, you have to pay just for the cost of learning and thus making the effective price quite low.
Balance between theory and practical:
While studying, the best practice is to apply the lesson learned to practical aspects. Offline learning requires a commitment hence you cannot pursue anything else and even if you do, it gets difficult to manage multiple things at once. In contrast, online learning is convenient and gives you flexibility. You get to understand the theory and delve into the practical aspects through the it. This would also help you in getting an in-depth knowledge about the topic and work on various projects.
Further to the advantages online learning offers, the various ways in which it helps a student understand the topic while ensuring an overall development have been listed below.
- Test and assignments:
Online learning consists of various test and assignments to apply the knowledge learned after each module and realise the topics that you need to work on. The tests and assignments are designed in the form of games and quizzes, thus breaking the monotony and making learning fun and effective.
After the completion of the training, it is essential to analyse how much you have learned and the projects meant to do just that. It incorporates all the key areas of the topic learned thus providing you with an opportunity to self-evaluate.
- Get your doubts cleared:
Online learning is meant to acquire new skills and it is normal to have few questions about the topic being taught. Students usually hesitate in asking the questions in classrooms whereas in online learning, you are an anonymous user and your doubts can be asked without hesitation. Finding answers to your questions will make the process of learning, effective.
In a nutshell, no matter what you pursue, you still have a choice to do something new and make a career in. So, let go of your inhibitions and take a leap of faith!
About the Author:Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of the Internshala, an internship and trainings platform. (Internshala.com)