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Online Learning

What is online learning?

Online learning is a type of education, usually delivered through digital technology, that allows students to participate from a distance. Online education has been around since the 1990s, but it is only recently that it has exploded in popularity. It is now a true alternative to traditional higher education. Educators and scholars are debating whether or not this alternative form of education is better than the traditional form of classroom-based schooling.

The benefits of online learning include lower costs, more flexible availability, and greater access to resources.In an online course, the student typically interacts with others in real time through text messages, voice or video chat, or virtual worlds. The student will also have access to various media including images and video.

Some universities offer degrees entirely online while other institutions may offer some courses online as a supplement to on-campus programs. Online courses are becoming more popular as they allow for flexibility and convenience. 

More and more people are turning to distance education because of the convenience it offers. However, not all online courses are created equal. As an online learner, you want to find a course that will give you the skills you need for your career. That’s why finding the right program is so important. 

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