1) Online learning increases accessibility
For many, attending face-to-face classes might just not be feasible, due to a wide range of factors including, but not limited to, disability, age, mental health, or physical health.
Online learning ensures learning is accessible to those with a varied range of needs, which creates a better learning experience and breaks down barriers that may have been in place previously. With access to a strong Wi-Fi connection, learning material can be made available to anyone, of any background, which in turn creates a fairer and more diverse way of learning for everyone. Online learning allows for individuals to achieve degrees, start new careers, and gain new skills, all through the accessibility that it provides to its learners.
2) Flexibility at its finest
In what might be obvious, it's true that online learning increases flexibility significantly. Due to the nature of online learning, students can learn wherever, and whenever, and all you need is an internet connection.
Being able to complete your studies online takes away the need to attend a class at a certain time, meaning that you can study on journeys, you can study late at night, or you can even study between daily tasks. This gives people the autonomy to control their workload, which increases confidence and provides a great level of satisfaction while studying.
Similar to accessibility, the more flexible learning is, the more accessible it becomes to those of all ages, sociological, religious, or medical backgrounds. It’s important to differentiate flexible learning from 100% online learning (that you get with us, for instance). While online learning isn’t without guidance and support, it’s often self-paced meaning you need to create your own study calendar and structure around due dates and exams.