No matter your age, education is a powerful tool. Maybe that’s why so many seniors were deciding to go back to school to further their reduction. The number of seniors returning to schools has increased by almost 200% between 170 and 2010, according to Maryville University of St. Louis Missouri.
Forbes Magazine reports that adults make up the biggest amount of people earning degrees in 2018. What’s more interesting is that these learners are choosing to learn online. Some colleges are setting up campuses aimed for adult learners, according to the Wall Street Journal. Online learning is perfect for seniors who want to further their education. Continue reading to find out why you should study online.
Not all seniors can go to in-person classes, but with technology, they can take classes online and graduate without having to walk into an actual classroom. There’s no more worrying about having to travel between school and home. For many students, earning degrees online allows them to concentrate more because they aren’t distracted by other activities that occur in classrooms. You can learn from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Online classes also allow you to learn at your own pace.
With online college classes, seniors can spend time with their friends and family, concentrate at work, and set time for earning a degree. Online learning allows people to juggle many obligations at once, while still giving it their all to each activity. Moving into campus dorms isn’t possible if you have a family and a job, so online classes make it doable to do everything. You can even attend a class from your bedroom or the office.
Studying online is usually cheaper than learning in a classroom. You’ll save money on transportation costs like fuel and commuting and you can attend classes anywhere including abroad while sitting on your own couch at home. You also won’t have to worry about carrying around heavy textbooks with you because most class documents can be found online and you’ll be corresponding with your classmates electronically. Losing textbooks or documents isn’t likely to happen as most things can be retrieved and organized easily on your computer.