Have you always dreamt about furthering your education but haven’t figured out how university will fit into your individual circumstances? This problem particularly affects parents, as returning to education becomes even harder once you have kids. However, distance learning could be the answer that you’re looking for. While the concept isn’t new, it has become increasing popular in recent years… (not counting the mandatory learning all students had to undertake during the pandemic).
If you’re considering expanding your knowledge, then here are just five types of students who are best suited to a distance learning arrangement.
1. Mature Students and Distance Learning
Traditional university settings are dominated by school leavers, and as a mature student, you might not feel as though you fit in with the Freshers scene.
However, just because you don’t want to relive the social aspect of the typical student years, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity to grow your education.
Distance learning allows you to study without having to pay for the university social experience, as studying online is often cheaper than campus life.
Distance learning can be the best way to further your career too!
However, if you’re looking to advance in your current role, you probably don’t want to quit to return to campus. But, with distance learning you can take a range of management course while still working in your career.
There’s no need to stop with a bachelor’s degree either – as you work your way up the career ladder, you can simultaneously climb the academic ladder too.
3. International Students
Online education is also ideal for international students too.
Relocation to the country your university is based in can be too expensive for many students, so expert distance learning providers such as Anglia Ruskin University are perfect for those wanting to study from their home country.
These academic professionals are skilled in the art of distance learning delivery, with years of experience to ensure you have everything you need to fulfil your dreams.
Trying to fit your education around your family commitments can be difficult – it’s hard to return to campus when you have kids’ schedules to work around as well as your own.
However, distance learning is perfect for those who need to fit their study around a unique and demanding schedule.
Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird – and whether you find that you have more time in the evenings once the kids have gone to bed, or during the day while they’re at school – you’ll be able to find your ideal learning times.
5. Housebound and Distance Learning
Usually when we think of university, we picture travelling to campus and sitting in lectures.
However, not all of us find it easy to leave the house, whether it be due to disability or old age. But, with distance learning you can enhance your education from the comfort of your own home.
Have you found success with learning like this? Share your experiences in the comments below!
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Distance learning as well as remote work has its cons, too. Sometimes it may be pretty difficult to keep that work-life balance when studiyng or working from home. That’s why I really recommend to get out of the house from time to time, at least twice a week to change the scenery and fully concentrate on tasks. You can choose a coworking space for this or a local cafeteria. But keep in mind that the cafeteria is more suitable for those people who need a little ambient noise during work.