Benefits of Distance Learning

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Distance learning is education that does not require students to attend classes in a traditional classroom. Instead, students and teachers communicate through chatrooms and over the phone when necessary. Many benefits come with this type of learning.

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Listed below are some of the benefits of distance learning:

Benefit #1 Flexibility, and you get to choose your own hours.

This works great because you get to choose the hours that you will work. You can choose to work in one considerable increment or work in smaller increments. Distance learning is all about what works best for you as an individual. You even have the flexibility of working a full-time job with distance learning.

Benefit #2 Bullying is minimal to nonexistent.

With E-learning, you aren’t forced into a school or classroom where there’s a bunch of bullies that dislike you and will pick on you. This is an excellent alternative for people who are dealing with being heavily bullied and feel like they are hopelessly trapped. It’s a way to put yourself into a safer and happier environment. Removing yourself from the dysfunction that you experience in a regular classroom.

Benefit #3 The classrooms are never crowded.

Even if you see 35 people in the chatroom, it’s an entirely different environment compared to a real-life classroom. You’re given plenty of space just to relax, and that makes learning come easier.

Benefit #4 No travel cost

The money you spend on gas is now the money you save. You can spend that extra money on more important matters or save it for a rainy day when you’ll need it. You can take this class from the comfort of your own home, and there’s something that’s liberating about it.

Benefit #5 Work at your own pace.

You learn at a pace that suits your style. No more cases where the instructor moves on, and you still clearly do not understand the material. Learning at your own pace lets, you spend as much time as you’d like on the subject.

Benefit #6 Cheaper than a regular classroom.

Let’s face it; there are a lot of expenses that come with having to be in a regular classroom. It’s more time-consuming than distance learning, and that’s why it’s more expensive.

Benefit #7 Gives more choices for both rural and urban students.

Rural students must deal with only a few school choice options, and sometimes all they have is one option. Urban students deal with overcrowded classrooms and overworked, unmotivated teachers. With distance learning, they can get out of the overcrowded classes and into a learning environment that is more conducive to learning.

Those are only a handful of the benefits of taking online classes. If you take one distance learning class or many classes, you will find that it’s a lot easier to learn in that type of environment. The best way to find out is to try it for yourself.–Abiodun Aderonmu

1 Comment

  • Issa Mbogo December 24, 2022

    Thank you for such an informative post.

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