Is Online Education Effective?

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” –  John Dewey

Gone were the days when the availability of educational resources was limited. The availability of online resources has changed everything from searching a specific or a suitable educational course to accomplishing it successfully.

We now live in a world of technology. With its wonderful advancements, technology has been changing the way we live. The technological advancements have become part and parcel of our everyday life. It is the technology that has shaped our lives successfully. The advent of computer and computer-related peripherals has influenced all the areas of life greatly. Also, the developments in terms of technology have improved tremendously the ways of providing education to a greater extent in this day and age.

On line learning or web based learning must be regarded as a wonderful gift of technology in the era. No wonder one is willing to give oneself the gift of online education. On line education not only provides the effective use of technology, but it also provides effective training to the individuals who are interested to improve their educational qualifications.

Whether it is online or face-to-face training, the sole purpose is to provide quality education and which is also fulfilled through online learning. It is true that it ultimately depends on a person whether he prefers online education or the education provided through face-to-face learning, but the way one learns through online is not less effective than face-to-face or traditional way of learning provided that the learners are disciplined, interested and motivated towards the attainment of knowledge. It must be noted that one must be dedicated in a way as needed if one is willing to improve his educational qualification through online studies. The sole purpose is to enhance knowledge and understanding on the desired subjects. It can then only be said that one can fulfill the purpose successfully.

Online education provides comfortable learning while staying at home. All that one needs is to have a computer with internet connection. If you are working employee, online education is much suited for you, because you may not have time to attend face-to-face classes.

On line education is also much suitable for high school or college dropouts, as they may get good opportunity to continue their studies. There are employees whose promotions and further advancements in terms of their job related activities are based on certain educational qualifications. This purpose may also be fulfilled through online learning.

For all the above reasons and many other good reasons, online education may be considered as effective as a traditional class room or face-to-face learning, because just the way of providing education is different, but the education and learning is not at all different and it is provided what should be provided, provided that one stays committed to get it successfully.

Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India

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