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Online Learning And Its Various Advantages

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Last updated on May 7, 2020

Online learning is the greatest revolution in the field of education

Online learning is the greatest revolution in the field of education that allows people to attain knowledge and instructions from anywhere in the world. Students, who are enrolled in an online course, have a chance to get coaching from the very best tutors from across the world. Because of advanced technology, virtual world connects each and every one of us today.

It has actually diminished geographical boundaries by connecting learners from different countries with best instructors available across the world.

It provides great flexibility to students while learning their favorite subject, which would not have been possible with traditional education.

With the advent of latest smartphones, laptops, and tablets, students can now learn even during their commute.

As more and more people are joining to take several online courses, it’s high time that we understand what attracts them towards online learning.

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Online Learning And Its Flexibility

The most attractive benefit of online learning is the flexibility it provides to its learners.

In an offline program, students have to attend physical classes according to the schedule set by the management. If students have to learn, they have to abide by the rules and learn according to their timings. However, in an online program, students can learn whenever they want to; until it is a live online class. You can schedule your own classes and start learning according to your convenience. You can take an online course while you are studying full-time at a university or working in a company. Because in online learning timings are not set, you can juggle both and get knowledge in your favorite subject.

Online Learning Saves Time

An Online course saves a lot of time and energy of students. It definitely requires hard work, motivation, time and energy for completing the online course.

But you can save time and energy by not attending physical classes. You can conveniently pursue the course from the comfort of your home and save traveling time.

All study materials and lectures are provided to the students once they enroll for an online course.  This can then be accessed easily anytime on their website portals.

You also can get all your doubts cleared instantly through the online mode, as online tutors are available to connect through chat at any time. Hence, you don’t have to waste time in waiting for the next class to begin.

Lower Costs

Online programs are cheaper compared to the traditional offline programs, which is enough for people to consider enrolling for an online course.

In a traditional setting, there are numerous costs like building maintenance fee, library fee, and laboratory fee in addition to the course fee that you have to pay. Along with that you also have to bear transportation expenses, car maintenance, and fuel expenses. This makes an expensive affair for getting a knowhow on the said subject.

In an online course, you have the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your homes so that instantly reduces the costs of transportation. You need to pay only for the course you choose and start learning right away. All the subject materials and important books are delivered online to your account that can be accessed anytime. This allows you to save costs on many things during online learning.

One- to- One Online Class

In an offline program, only one tutor handles the class with multiple students and that makes it difficult for teachers to concentrate individually on every student. Even students are unable to get a resolution to many of their doubts. But in an online program, learners get individual attention and they have regular discussions with the private tutor regarding the course and they also have one- to- one doubt removal sessions with them. Because the doubts are cleared quickly, students learn faster and move on to next lesson without wasting much time.

You can choose anything you want to learn

The best part of online learning is you have the freedom to choose the course you want to learn. It can be anything, from guitar lessons, dance classes to learn a new topic in a subject out of curiosity. In an offline program, you might have to leave the city or country to learn your favorite course from the best university. But with online learning, you can choose to learn your favorite course from the comfort of the home. You can find any university or a private tutor that is offering that course online and immediately start learning. For learning, you can always find a suitable course online.

Online Learning has definitely benefitted the masses as it is growing at a rapid rate and attracting more and more people. Convenience and lower costs are the two main things that have lead many people to choose online platforms for getting a degree or a certificate. It also allows students to control the learning environment and learn in a relaxed manner with in-depth understanding.

Editor’s  Note:

This is a guest contribution by the renowned educationalist Aditya Singhal.

He is the co-founder of AskIITians an online coaching platform.

Read more about him in the author bio.

Thanks Aditya for your valuable contribution to these pages.

Wish you all the best.

for Philipscom


PS:   This post is a Guest Contribution and the opinion, suggestions, views etc expressed here in this post are of his own, not those of Philipscom.


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  1. Hey Aditya, you’re absolutely right. internet is many things. But if you ask me what is most valuable contribution of internet,I would say the door of knowledge internet had opened for us. We can study whatever we dream of . From building a chicken coop to nuclear physics.

    November 10, 2017
    • Hi Sunil,
      Happy to see you here.
      Yes, internet is is indeed a great treasure box and we need to open it carefully :-)
      Thanks for your valuable feedback.
      Keep sharing
      Keep visiting.
      Have a great week.
      ~ Philip

      November 13, 2017
  2. Hi Aditya,
    Nice to see you on Philipscom. And Thanks for sharing this fantastic information. Because Online learning is really cheaper and helps grow our knowledge and even earn.
    Thanks for the share.
    Have a good week ahead.

    November 10, 2017
  3. Pakar SEO
    Pakar SEO

    Hi Aditya,
    Thanks for sharing this great information about learning.!
    I think we should change our curriculum that we must learn from online.
    Thanks for your article.
    Have a nice weekend :D

    November 10, 2017
  4. Hi Aditya, nice to meet you here on Philip’s place. I love learning new things online. There are a few things I do prefer to learn one on one but with video today that is done easier too now.
    It’s amazing how much we can do with our computers and even via our mobile phones now.
    I also find the more I learn, the more I need to learn, ironic, isn’t it?

    November 12, 2017
  5. Digember Dangwal
    Digember Dangwal

    In today’s time, you can learn almost everything online. I learned to code through online tutorials and youtube. Now, I have started a tech blog. Hope it will work out well.

    November 12, 2017
  6. Interesting observations about the benefits of online education. It’s amazing how the internet has brought the human race closer. We live in wonderful times – despite the usual power struggles goings on.

    November 13, 2017
  7. Chery Schmidt
    Chery Schmidt

    hey Philip! What a nice surprise to meet and hear from Aditya here tonight on your blog! The internet is and AMAZING place indeed!

    Thanks for sharing
    Chery :))

    November 13, 2017
  8. Startup Arena
    Startup Arena

    Hi Philip,
    Fantastic post and so much to learn. Your Post is deeply impressed me thanks for sharing this great information on online learning.
    Today online learning is the best way for every learner and its various advantages get lots of people.
    Thanks for sharing this informative post.
    Great work.

    November 13, 2017
  9. Mustikalagu

    Thanks for sharing this great information about learning.!
    I think we should change our curriculum that we must learn from online.
    Thanks for you! (Owner Pvariel)

    November 14, 2017
  10. Mauricio

    Very good site liked the content helped me a lot I will continue following the site won another follower congratulations to the site !!

    November 17, 2017
  11. Sadhan Pal
    Sadhan Pal

    Dear Aditya,

    Online learning provides verious advantages to the learners along with the basic learning.Thank you so much for this useful writing.

    November 17, 2017
  12. Blended and online learning and teaching is the way for the future. The list of advantages mentioned above is enormous which should encourage us to support the online teaching

    November 18, 2017
  13. Hey, Aditya,
    Excellent stuff!!
    Absolutely right, online learning lowering cost and saves times. In my case, I have learned 80% of my blogging and SEO from online. Online learning gives us freedom of learning anything, while the academic study doesn’t allow us to learn. Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice topic. Have a great weekend.

    November 20, 2017
  14. Athulya


    Really brilliant Article. Nowadays everything turns into digitalis. So online learning was the only way to learn more things in a short period of time. Everyone having internet with us so it’s easy to do the concept of online learning. And it saves our time and money and also less tension for searching data. Much appreciate and had a brilliant time here.

    Thank you.

    May 22, 2018
  15. Kalaivani

    Hi Aditya,
    This is indeed a great article. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us.
    You have briefly explained about the Online Learning it’s merits and demerits.

    I am sure this will be a great help to the student community all around.
    keep writing.
    All the best to you and Philipscom and its readers.

    May 23, 2018
  16. Susan David
    Susan David

    It is no doubt that online learning comes with great advantages. I prefer online learning because of lower costs and flexible timings! However, teaching online requires great skills. For this purpose, I opted for Oxford Learning College, as they provide quality home study courses and they are also one of the world’s leading distance education providers.

    July 16, 2021

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