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There are no travel costs involved with online education and no travel time whatsoever. The only time you will need to dedicate to your learning will be time you spend studying and any trips to library or other institution you may need.
Many jobs and careers demand a good working knowledge of Internet, and by completing your course online you are already many steps closer to that end. You will have excellent knowledge on Internet research; always being able to find information that is useful to you.
There are some factors you should consider when deciding whether to opt for online education or a more traditional classroom education. You will need a reasonably up to date PC, together with an Internet Connection. Fortunately, computer prices have dropped in recent years, so you can get a capable PC for little more than $300. If you consider using Ebay or buying a refurbished PC then you can reduce this price even more. Don’t forget, you will need a printer, operating software, word processing software and an Internet connection but again price of these has dropped dramatically.
If you don’t have much working knowledge of a computer or Internet you will need to find your way around at first and this can seem a daunting task for beginner. Don’t panic, just stick with it and buy yourself (or borrow from friends or library) books on how to use software you are going to need. Once online Internet has all of this information at hand, and world becomes your playground.
A summary of online education.
Online education can help all people from all walks of like gain education they want to better themselves or to advance in career they already have. Whether you are a working parent or an unemployed bachelor, there are courses available for you to complete through online education.
Online education offers many benefits and few pitfalls when compared to more traditional ‘classroom’ approach but you should carefully consider your options before jumping in.
There are costs associated with virtually all online education courses but these are usually little more than costs to study at a college and when you consider that there are no travelling expenses and no extra living costs, you may find online education to be a much more financially viable option.
©2005 John Thompson
John Thompson is editor of http://www.e-learning-resources.com , an web resource for online education and e-learning.