3 benefits of online learning
Not completely convinced that enrolling in online courses is the right move for you? Here are 3 big benefits of online learning:
Gain more work experience and learn new skills that will help you advance in your career
A survey conducted by The Learning House showed that 44% of individuals who completed their online programs of study improved their employment standing by obtaining a first job, or a full-time position, or a new job. Those surveyed saw a 45% salary increase and 36% of respondents obtained promotions.
Earning a degree shows prospective employers that you are ambitious, informed, committed, and prepared for new challenges, and the skills learned from studying in an online setting (such as learning new software, creating and sharing online documents, and using new audio/video materials) translate to many professions.
Take it from AU graduate Stephanie Potter, who was promoted three times during the three-year period of getting her MBA.
Online university allows you to attend classes from the comfort of your own home. With the ability to customize your work environment, you can maximize your productivity and cultivate a distraction-free space in order to use your learning time more efficiently.
Lower costs and debts
Studying online eliminates housing, transportation/commuting, and other costs. This translates to lower debts and more savings; it has even been estimated that pursuing an online degree instead of an equivalent course at a private university can save you up to $20,000 after one year.
At Athabasca University, our mantra is “Open. Flexible. Everywhere.”, and we deliver just that. As a fully accredited world-class leader in online and distance education, AU is dedicated to providing you with opportunities to pursue your personal interests and professional needs without having to sacrifice your family, career, or community commitments. Online learning can benefit you; set your own study hours and work at the time and place that best suits your lifestyle. You are in control of your education!