There was a time when learning meant going through hordes of books, reading piles of research papers, solving a tough equation meant you either cracked it or looked through many reference books until you found one that answered your query or resolved the problem at hand. Those were days when books in their tangible form fed our minds and quenched the thirst of our intellect. A lot has changed in recent years and we are all aware about the extensive use of computers, internet and mobile devices in our daily lives. Students, Learners, Researches and scientists too are not untouched by the impact of this technology.
The new way to learn, explore and grow
While many of us still feel old school of learning was better, the online world of learning and knowledge has opened many avenues to knowledge sharing, learning and growth of the world. With the wide range of data, information, books, journals, articles, and research papers that we are now able to access freely or at a minimal charge, nothing feels like out of reach. You have a question; answer is available at the click of a mouse. Online learning and sharing has enabled great minds across the globe to connect virtually and share their observations, learning and analysis thus allowing collaboration at an unprecedented enabling to take forward many growth and development initiatives. Students are able to find mentors, tutors, guide or students to guide them or help them with problems, research students find a professor or guide to help them with their work, and researches and scientists are able to connect with each other through the public and learning forums without ever meeting each other. The free flow of information and connectivity is enabling a world free of any of the geographical boundaries of learning.
Benefits of online learning
Apart from connecting people in a virtual environment beyond their geographical locations, online learning is opening newer avenues and doors for many.
- It allows for a person to learn and explore at one's convenience
- Allows to study in privacy of one's space, ask as many questions without ever feeling that he/she would be judged or mocked at, thus giving a morale boost
- Connect with people of different backgrounds, learning and experience and add value to learning and make it more fun
- Connect with people globally
- Reduce your learning costs and have access to unlimited resources at anytime of the day or night
- Time and space are not a constraint.
Online learning and the world it is unraveling is changing the way we learn through school and achieve our degrees. We are getting more than one point of views on each situation and problem and breaking down complex problems with simplified solutions. Online learning is opening doors to newer and smarter learning and sharing capabilities.