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I think this is one of the most common misconceptions about online learning.
Don’t make the mistake of choosing an online course or class simply because you think it will be easier than a traditional class. The truth is that students in which have taken both traditional and online classes have said that they are surprised at just how challenging online classes are.
The certificate seems to be little-understood. So let's talk about why a certificate can benefit you in your job search or current career...
First, job requirements will always vary based on the position and industry. This is why it is very important to think about what it is you truly want to do, then research the career and industry in your surrounding areas. A certification program can open up new opportunities for you and your career.
What is a Certificate?
Thinking about signing up for an online course, or are you already signed up?
Online learning is a great and super convenient way to advance your career and education. Here are a few tips to ease your transition into online learning.
Be prepared, have everything you need to start:
Locate the computer requirements document on the school Web site. Make sure your computer fits the requirements and you have the right peripherals (printer, speakers, microphone, etc) and software (Adobe Acrobat to read .PDF files, Microsoft Word for writing papers, etc.).
In traditional class settings, the instructor provides feedback to students vocally. There are lectures in which there is body language, or writing on a whiteboard or chalkboard. Students are able to comment or ask questions, interact with others in verbal discussions, collaborate with small groups, and give presentations.
There are very similar forms of interaction in an online course, with a few substantial differences.
Making the choice to go back to school online can be a convenient way, but there's still quite a deal of work involved, and it's not always right for everyone.
How do you know whether you might benefit from online learning?
I loved my online learning experience. I was initially drawn to online learning because I needed the flexibility and convenience. I was working full time with one young child at the time and eventually loved the experience so much that I continued my schooling well into the time I was having my second child. A deployed husband, two children and a full time job meant one thing; an online program was my only option.
Just like traditional degree programs, online career training programs are intended to help prepare students for careers in the field of their choice. As someone who has completed both degrees online and has taken career training courses, I believe the learning outcomes of online programs are comparable or better than traditional programs.
If you are an active duty or National Guard/Reserve servicemember, veteran or military spouse – have you thought about the portability an online education could offer you?
Online education is a great way for servicemembers to go back to school while serving their country. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed to fit the op-tempo and duty schedules of servicemembers as well as the hectic lifestyles of military spouses.
I'm a BIG fan of online learning. I don't think I would be working for the greatest online learning company ever if I didn't truly believe this. One thing that you do have to keep in mind, is that the biggest advantage can easily turn into the biggest drawback for online learning.