Friday, July 17, 2009

Advantages of Online Classes

Maybe you thought about moving your career forward. And one of the way you could think about is by taking further studies. But at the same time you think it would be difficult; You are just too busy with your work. But Thanks to the internet, it is now very possible to attend a school even with a busy schedule. How? By way of online classes. All you'll need is a computer, an internet connection (preferably broadband), and an internet browser (I recommend mozilla firefox 3.5, my favorite).

Here are the Advantages of Attending Online Classes

1. You can attend a course anytime. If you are busy with work during the day, no problem! You can attend class at night.

2. You can attend course from anywhere - Perhaps you want to earn a degree from MIT but you live in Asia. This is now possible. You can even attend classes even while you are on vacation - in an exotic resort or you are traveling outside your country. As long as there is an internet connection, you will be good to go.

3. You save time because you don't have to travel to school. So you won't have headaches dealing with traffic. You won't have to miss dinner because you are running late.

4. In a traditional setup classes are usually postponed when the professor is sick or have some important function to attend to. This won't happen in an online class. You can view the days lesson through a streaming video or an audio podcast.

5. In a traditional class the instructor has to focus on many students at the same time. But in an online class your instructor will be focused on you one-on-one while you chat. You can ask him about a subject you are finding difficult and there won't be other students that could divert his attention. If the instructor is not present they provide you with faculty support who could focus on your requirements and concerns. So graduating with multiple degrees is not that difficult anymore.