During the unprecedented times, we are all living in many colleges have adapted to distance learning rather than on-site learning. Luckily, many of these institutions provided distance learning before the pandemic because of the many benefits that accompany learning from home.
What is distance learning?
Distance learning gives anyone, anywhere the opportunity to learn without the need to travel. Instead, the learning comes straight to you either via tangible resources or virtual classes and lectures. Studying should be available to anyone who wants to learn, and thankfully technology has made this a possibility. So what are the benefits of distance learning?
As previously mentioned, distance learning means no traveling and no long commutes to college. This saves you time, money, and stress. You can also spend that extra time preparing yourself for the day, taking care of your wellbeing, or getting an extra hour in bed.
Many people who choose to do distance learning often have prior commitments with family, either taking care of an elderly relative or raising children. By working from home, you are still able to be there for your family and learn, no one should have to make the choice between education and taking care of the family.
We have already mentioned that no traveling means money-saving, but there are other ways you will save money with distancing learning. Firstly, those lunchtime runs to Tesco will be cut down so you will be saving a lot of money by eating at home. Secondly, you will not have to spend extra money making sure you look the part for college as you’ll be in the comfort of your own home, which will save on laundry costs too. As all resources will be sent to you or accessible online, you will also have to spend less on stationery supplies and reading material.
Finally, you will be more comfortable with college distance learning as you can work at your own pace within your own space.