4 Practical Reasons to Invest in Online Education ( Momimhar posted on October 2nd, 2015 )

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Continuing your education in any form can enhance your career opportunities while making you more efficient at the job you have now. Knowledge is a key factor in virtually any aspect in life, and the Internet can be used as an efficient tool to get the education you need. Taking online courses, such as the CompTIA A+ practice test, provides a number of practical benefits for life in today’s society.

Affordable

An online education doesn’t have to cost you thousands in student loans that will follow you every where you go. Many certifications for A+, MSCA and LPI are available at affordable rates. Also, there are a lot of businesses that will pay more to someone that has a degree. The money you could make through a better career after becoming certified may make up the expense in a short amount of time.

Travel Expenses

With gas prices they are now, traveling to and from a traditional college or other educational facility may be unrealistic for a budget. Online courses and practice tests save you money in gas and wear-and-tear of your vehicle as you can do them from home. When you take into consideration all the driving that would be entailed, you could save yourself hundreds of dollars per year.

Your Own Schedule

Many real-life classes rely on a specific schedule during the day. For those that have jobs, maintaining a schedule like this may be next to impossible. Most online educational courses allow you to set your own hours allowing you to work and learn without putting too much of a strain on yourself. You won’t have to call in sick in order to make it to classes on time.

Your Own Pace

For the most part, online education allows you to work at your own pace. As long as you meet certain criteria by a certain date, you can go as fast or as slow as you’d like. This gives you the chance to go over materials more thoroughly before advancing to the next stage. You may have a better chance of absorbing information without feeling rushed.

Too many people convince themselves that a proper education requires attending classes during the day at some facility. In reality, virtually the same information is available to you online as in one of those physical locations. All of the information you’ll need to pass a certification can be obtained from the comfort of your own home.

12 responses

  1. Erica says:

    Although I am interested in the idea and convenience of online studying, it can be a challenge to me! It takes a lot of discipline to be successful in online classes.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    When I was in college I took a few online classes. I loved the flexible schedule.

  3. Claire says:

    You’ve given four good reasons to invest in online education 🙂 More and more people have access now to gaining a higher education. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. There was no online education back in my time. This seems to work for many folks though.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    These are awesome reasons to try it out. I think it could be a great option for people in all sorts of situations.
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  6. brianna says:

    If I did school over again I am pretty sure I would take as many online classes as I could. 🙂
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  7. Ari Adams says:

    There are definitely lots of perks to taking online courses! I got to take only a few in grad school, but definitely appreciated the flexibility and the fact that I didn’t have to drive anywhere!
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  8. Travel Quest says:

    My husband is taking his Masteral Degree for Criminal Justice online. I would say it was the best decision he made because he able to manage his time for work and school. So proud of him.
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  9. I’ve taken a lot of college classes online because it’s just more convenient for me.
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  10. Great reasons mentioned that can inspire anyone towards online education!! Me too loved the flexible schedule.

  11. I am in College and my local University offers online classes as well, this was so helpful when i didn’t have a car. So grateful for it

  12. I love the idea of furthering your education online. It’s accessible, more affordable, and much easier to mesh in with my schedule. Our public school system is considering e-school days to reduce the number of snow days!
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