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Advantages Of Online Learning

Posted on May 16, 2018

It’s no secret that the traditional education system is not working – with all the controversy circling the Fees Must Fall Movement last year it's clear that there is not just one issue facing the current education system but many. With traditional colleges and universities all around the country and the world facing problems such as higher intuition fees, budget cuts, courses shortages and limited class offerings it's no wonder people are looking for alternative means to advancing their education.

Online education is undoubtedly the most popular higher education alternative with advantages that surpass those of traditional education. Proving that online education is not only the greatest revolution in contemporary education but that it can be just as effective as face-to-face- education if not more. Online learning has opened a world of educational possibilities and opportunities for anyone and everyone who wants to learn something no matter if you are a recent high school graduate or a working professional. The advantages of online education are endless, and you can advance your skills, knowledge and career requirements all online.

Still unsure about a degree or diploma from online institutions? Here are some of the advantages of online learning and how you can advance your career from the comfort of your own home.


Online education has no limits on their offering of programs and courses – anything from traditional four-year university degrees to short diploma and career advancement courses. This means students can study anything they desire. Yes, traditional education allows you to pick the courses of your choice too but that could entail long commutes from home, extra funds, or living abroad – but with online education it doesn’t matter where you live or how scares the course is that you want to do, you can do at it, at home, in your own time and a reduced rate.


Online learning has no limits when it comes to comfort. How you wish to best go about your studying is entirely up to you – whether that be at a desk or in your Pyjamas. There are no physical classes and all lectures and learning materials are sent directly to the student or provide to them via the online platform, so you never have to leave your home. That means no more extra money spent on long commutes, no parking problems, or miss invaluable family time. The list of conveniences is boundless and can go as far as you are willing to take them.


Although not all online courses are less expensive than the traditional college or university tuition prices, online education is still the more affordable option. The cost associated with online earning is almost always less expensive as you save costs on transport and course material textbooks. There are even some credited courses that you can do at little to no cost that is still credited and recognized by other learning institutions.


Online learning is all about convenience for the student and offering a self-paced learning is one of its greatest. Online learning allows students the opportunity to plan and manage their study time around their lives, ensuring that their learning schedule meets their individual needs. It enables students to make progress in a rhythm that suits them and their lifestyles as the work is accessible twenty-four seven students who are online learning can study whenever works best for them. This allows you to manage your life at your own digression. If you enrol in traditional tertiary institutions your time, hobbies, work, and family will have to adhere and abide by their set schedule.


No matter the weather nor the situation be it bus strikes, snow storms, torrential rains or protest online learning ensure you are always in attendance. Online learning provides students with the opportunity to join chat session, participate in group discussions, submit assignments, watch lectures and read materials all from the comfort of their own home You will never miss an important class session again, or put yourself into compromising expensive situations in order to make your class.

Participation and Interaction

For the introvert learner online learning is a long-awaited dream as it allows them to actively participate in class discussions and debates with more ease and interest than the face-to-face learning environment. It also allows learners to concentrate better as they can take up their studying in a quiet environment of their choice away from the distractions and opinions of other students at a time convenient to them and their abilities.

Advance Your Career

A student can take an online course or complete online degrees while working, raising a family or while in-between jobs. Wherever you or your career stand at this moment in time online courses will always be beneficial. Online learning courses looks great on your CV and will explain any gaps or discontinuities in your educational journey, aside from this it will also increase your employment prospects as it shows insight into your determination and dedication to bettering yourself and your abilities.

You can complete any degree or set of course with online learning institutions without having to leave your current job. Flexible learning hours allow you to pursue your profession whilst advancing your academic credentials.

Improve Your Skills

No matter what you choose to study online both degrees and the most basic online courses require the development of new computer skills. As students learn to navigate different learning management systems and programs online, so their computer skills enhance - all of which are invaluable skills for every job on offer today.

Take your future into your own hands and give yourself the education you deserve.


   Distance Learning

We offer distance learning of a wide range of business courses. Distance learning means that you can continue your work and family commitments while studying from home at times convenient for you. To support your teaching and learning, dedicated tutors are available online and by telephone.

   Why choose us

Here are just a few of the reasons why Advance Your Career is a great choice when you want to further your studies

  • You can study from home
  • You can enrol - and start studying - at any time of the year
  • You will receive academic support from a qualified tutor
  • You can pay for your course in affordable monthly instalments

   Our Values

  • Integrity in everything we do
  • Respect for all people
  • Proactive behaviour
  • Quality processes
  • Service-driven excellence


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