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How online learning can benefit anyone

Since the outbreak of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, it seems a lot of our lives have been lived online. The internet has been how we have stayed up to date on what is happening in the world, how we have stayed in contact with those we love, and how many of us have been forced to work and learn. With the closure of schools and workplaces during the government-mandated lockdowns, much of our professional communication and training has been completed online too.

However, this sudden surge in online knowledge absorption has perhaps had more of a positive effect than we think. 

In this blog, we will take you through some of the things we have found to be a positive impact of online learning. And more specifically, the positive impacts of online learning during covid and after.

Our world has changed, and us along with it. Online work and learning has become a daily routine for many of us, and while we will never be able to deny the importance of face-to-face contact learning, it can be a comfort to know that there is always a backup plan. And that this backup plan comes with its own advantages.

Impact on mental health

The moving of learning to an online system and layout will have been a huge shift for students of all ages and will naturally have taken a toll on mental health. But what are the positive and negative effects of online education?

Like anything in life, online education has both positive and negative effects. We have put together a short-balanced list of some of the positive and negative effects that online learning has had on students:

What are 5 advantages of online learning?

  • Accessibility
  • Flexibility
  • On-the-go learning
  • Independence 
  • Low-pressure environment
5 advantages of learning online infographic

What are 5 disadvantages of online learning?

  • Isolation from friends or colleagues
  • Disconnection from human interaction and communication
  • Distraction – it can be easy to get distracted when in your own space and surrounded by the things you love
  • Technological reliance – if the internet is down, it can interfere with your education
  • Challenge of setting and keeping to your own schedule – having others around you to motivate you is a considerable benefit of in-person learning

13 Great Benefits of Online Learning

You may be surprised to read that online learning can actually offer a heap of benefits beyond ‘being convenient’. Our UK neighbours over at Psychreg even offer further detail into the positive impact of online learning on mental health here. 

And whilst no single style of education is perfect, we have seen online learning become increasingly popular in recent years. Predominantly because it ensures that learning remains accessible for those who may struggle to access face-to-face education.

Here are just a few of the great benefits of online learning

  1. Freedom to explore your learning at your own pace, keeping your workload manageable
  2. You can access your learning from anywhere, as long as there is a sturdy internet connection!
  3. Working at your own pace – sometimes in-person school environments can feel pressured or daunting, so having your own space in which to complete your work can be beneficial
  4. There is learning available to you from all over the world – the opportunities are limitless!
  5. You have the independence to explore and discover on your own terms – this can be very empowering
  6. You may find it easier to focus when learning in a more comforting, familiar environment
  7. Online learning can be a more efficient way of completing work, with the use of online tools and apps making things easier than ever to get your work up to scratch
  8. You can connect with a broader network of like-minded people from all walks of life
  9. For those with a busy lifestyle or schedule, the convenience of online working can be extremely helpful
  10. Learning from home means you will likely save money on expenses such as travel and fuel
  11. You are your own boss, and therefore you may develop a greater sense of self-discipline and other vital time management and organisational skills
  12. You will likely develop and hone your technology skills
  13. You can go and grab a snack whenever you feel like it!
13 great benefits of online learning infographic

Does furthering your education through an online platform sound appealing?

Want to give yourself the best start in your chosen career? Perhaps you have some prior experience and would like to further your studies? 

Here at My Learning Online, we have a huge array of professionally tailored courses in various business sectors to choose from. Whether you are starting out or returning to training, a certificate is an impressive asset to any resume, showing a commitment to your work as well as an openness and curiosity to keep learning. 

Not only will you learn new skills on one of our online courses, but you will also have opportunities to connect with a community of like-minded people, opening doors for different job opportunities and business ventures that you perhaps hadn’t been exposed to before.

We offer a multitude of courses in these sectors:

All our certificates follow an entirely online course structure, giving you the flexibility to work your learning around your schedule and lifestyle. This 24/7 access to learning and total flexibility sets us apart from other study programs and is the perfect choice for anyone who may not have the time or resources to commit to a full-time degree course.

Not only that, but for the courses requiring it, we will send you your custom-made kit straight to your front door. This kit will include everything you need to get started on your journey.

Each of our courses comes with a downloadable brochure with more information on course content, accessing your learning online, tutor support and more. We also have course fee payment plans available to make the financial side of things that little bit easier.

We have a friendly team of course consultants on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have and to help direct you towards the best course for you. Speak to one of our consultants today to learn more about any of the courses that spark your interest.

So, what are you waiting for? Get learning online today!


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