What Makes an Online Learning Experience Effective?

By CSU Global - September 14th, 2020

From kindergarten to graduate school, more students than ever are considering their options and trying to decide whether an online education is the right choice for them.

At CSU Global, we’ve been optimized for online since day one. We’re confident that online education is just as effective and fulfilling, if not more so, than an in-person one. Here’s why.

Work at Your Own Pace

One of the biggest benefits of online learning is flexibility! In a on-campus college class, a student has no choice but to learn the material at the pace that the professor presents it. If the student misses a day, struggles with a certain section, or becomes busy with other things in their life, it’s easy to fall behind.

With online courses, students can mostly learn at their own pace. They can take more time to learn the material that’s difficult, while working faster through the portions they understand the best. This can help students retain information better, remembering more of their coursework when it comes time to assess them.

Retention Rates are Higher

It’s a fact of life that students drop classes. Sometimes it’s due to frustration over the same problems with the pace of learning that we mentioned above, sometimes it’s due to scheduling conflicts, and sometimes it’s simply due to a lack of interest.

With online learning, many of these hurdles are avoided:

  • Flexible learning schedules let students plan their coursework around their work, home life, and sleep schedules.
  • Students can learn when they’re most alert and able to engage with the material.
  • Online classes contain engaging and interactive multimedia content that can help make the material more interesting.
  • Students have more control over the pace of learning.

Less Total Time Investment

We’ve talked already about the flexibility of online learning when it comes to a students’ time commitment, but what a lot of people don’t know is that the total time invested is lower, too. While a traditional workload at an in-person college might require students to be on campus for seven hours a day, not to mention commute time, an online learning experience can offer the same benefits in less than half the time.

This gives students more flexibility to finish courses faster, work full-time, spend time with their families, or just sleep in! It also enables students to arrange their time however they see fit.

Start Your Online Education Today

If you’re looking for a way to increase your marketable skills, finish an education that you started, get your college degree to prepare for the job market, or simply better yourself through higher education, get in touch with CSU Global today.

We offer certificates, specializations, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees in dozens of different areas of study. No matter what you’re interested in or what skills you need to take your career to the next level, we have coursework that can help. 

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