One of the most amazing things about technology is it’s ability to contect people that are thousands of miles away from each other. Now, someone in China can communicate with someone in a small town in North Carolina instantly and almost entirely free. This ability to communicate, share ideas, and instruct has opened doors for people around the world.
A door that is now open to everyone is the ability to learn continually. Online courses and distance learning opportunities are readily avialable to everyone. Now, a mother or father who dropped out of school years ago to raise a family can complete a degree from the comfort of her home as a participant in online courses and computer based lectures. Distance learning is an opportunity for everyone.
Age Doesn’t Matter
Over 30% of participants in distance learning courses are over the age of 30. An additional 26% are over 24. The smallest group of participants in distance learning courses are those we’d expect to actively be engaged in education. In all reality, the ability to learn and participate in insstructional courses is a now a viable option to everyone. Being able to gain knowledge, complete tasks, and receive degrees and certifications is a great benefit to everyone.
Having a Job Shouldn’t Get in the Way
In the past, individuals may have left school or failed to complete their degree because they didn’t have the time to be successful at their job and participate in school. Those days are long gone. Now, you can work a full time job and then take a distance learning based course in the evening. In fact, 27% of people participating in an online course are employed full time. Another 17% of participants have part time jobs.
Learn With Children
If you’ve gone to help your child do their homework and realized that it’s been a long time since you’ve used your Algebra skills, it may be time to consider a math refresh. An online and distance based course may be just for you. Of participants in distance education courses, 18% of them have at least 1 child. Being fresh and on your toes educationally will only help you walk your children through their academic challenges.
Overall, continued and distance education really is for everyone. If you’ve always wanted to continue your education and have felt like you didn’t have the time or your work or home life wouldn’t allow it, gain confidence in knowing that there are thousands of people out there just like you reaching their educational goals through continued learning.
This is a guest post by Dan Hinckley. He works with Leanforward, a Computer Based Training Company.
This is a sponsored post. I received either product or compensation for this post. It did not affect my opinion of the product or service.