In an increasingly technological world, online learning is becoming more popular- especially due to the pandemic. But if you don’t know much about it, the idea of online learning can be intimidating or confusing. You may be asking yourself why you should choose online school over a traditional brick-and-mortar school. You might also wonder if you can effectively learn without being in a classroom. While everyone’s learning style is different, there are benefits to an online education that can be helpful to almost any type of student.
What is online learning?
Online learning is exactly what it sounds like: learning online! Rather than attend in-person, all your coursework is available 100 percent on a computer. While you’ll still get the same quality education you would from a traditional school, there are some some additional benefits:
- Affordability: Online schools have less overhead than traditional schools. There are fewer buildings to rent or buy and keep maintained, so going to school online can be more affordable. It also costs the student less because you don’t have to pay for transportation or room and board. You also have the option to pay your tuition in monthly installments or pay in full all at once, providing a small, additional discount.
- Flexibility: Not everyone learns at the same rate or in the same way. With NYIAD, students can study at their own pace. There’s no set time table in which you have to finish your coursework or degree, so you can work your education around your personal learning style.
- Convenience: Since all your classes are available online, you can work on your studies anywhere there’s an internet connection. That means you can get work done during lunch breaks or any other time of day that’s easy for you without cutting into family time, vacations, or work.
- Learn Valuable Skills: No matter what program or profession you choose, there are certain skills all employers want. Because everything is at your own pace, self discipline and time management are necessary to successful online learning. Additionally, you’ll learn new technological skills like using different software since you’ll be working almost exclusively on a computer.
Why you should learn online
If you’re thinking of going back to school or continuing your education, online learning might be right for you. With a diverse list of programs from which to choose, NYIAD offers an affordable education for a variety of lifestyles, leaving you more time to do the things you enjoy. Call 1-800-583-1742 to speak with a student services representative to learn more about NYIAD’s online programs or enroll online today.