The online market is booming. In 2014, E-learning magazine reported that the online HE industry was worth 55.2 billion dollars. What does this growth mean for the learner? Simply, as the world opens up more and more to the idea of online learning, its courses become more competitive, well designed and as supportive and intensive as their on-campus counterparts.
With e-learning coming into its own, it’s a better time than ever to take advantage of the flexibility that online offers. Without geographical limitations, international students can benefit greatly from world-renowned UK degrees, free from the (likely inflated) student accommodation market, the cost of flights and living. International and UK students are less limited by their location, allowing the student to continue living in the way they’re accustomed. The lack of travel also cuts down on commuting costs and gives the freedom to continue working in the job they currently have, thus not having to sacrifice employment for education, which in many ways seems a backwards step.
Internationally, online learning has opened a lot of doors. According to The Guardian, e-learning was identified by experts as one of 15 ways to improve the quality of education in Africa. The removal of long and arduous Visa applications, the booking of multiple flights and the lack of disruption to the student’s life, craft a pleasant picture in comparison to the alternatives, resulting in more and more people choosing to study online. In the UK, the market for online education is growing and the quality of teaching and resources maintains the high academic level you’d expect from a UK degree.
Not only are the results of online learning the same as a traditional degree, they are arguably more useful in the world of work. Online learning instils you with soft skills that employers find attractive. Completion of an online course shows commitment, motivation and an ability to manage your own workload, which are all skills that are key to the modern workplace.
Whether international or UK based, studying online is an ideal way to open the doors of education to those who can’t commit to relocation and with a great number of high-quality courses online, you’ll be amazed at the career aspirations you can achieve.
If you’re interested in studying online for a UK degree, Coventry University College offers management and finance courses spanning the levels of BA, HND and HNC to accommodate your learning needs. With a dedicated support network and engaging online tools, CUC online delivers an extraordinary online learning experience.