Is online learning for me? That’s an important question to ask.
As an adult professional, you can earn a WPU award-winning online degree from the comfort of your very own home. You never have to even step foot on campus.
Whether you’re a stay at home parent, a working professional, or just someone who likes to travel, you can get the elite education you need no matter where you are.
With that said, everyone doesn’t learn the same way – some people learn visually, while others enjoy hands-on instruction or lectures. Online learning requires some self discipline, but also affords you the opportunity to be flexible with your time and schedule. That’s why we encourage you to explore a bit before deciding.
Benefits of Online Learning
- Enhanced Class DiscussionsDiscussion forums of an online course offer the unique chance to gain an in-depth understanding of your classmates’ views. You’re able to read a comment or topic, digest it, think on it, then respond. Often times, it’s difficult in an in-person class to digest information because things are moving quickly.
Also, introverted students may not share their opinions. In an online setting, those students are able to come to the forefront.
- Improved Virtual Communication Skills
The world is digital and fast-paced. More and more companies are utilizing new technology for virtual communications and meetings.
You have the opportunity to learn and become familiar with these tools, including video conferencing. Being able to convey a message effectively through a webinar or Skype presentation is becoming essential to entrepreneurs and support staff in numerous industries.
- Increased Knowledge Retention
A strong online program takes full advantage of the interactive power of social and multimedia, tools that have been proven to increase memory and retention. The ability to engage through live or videotaped lectures, webinars and infographics and online groups opens up new channels in which to apply concepts in any given subject.