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Online classes and its importance

January 07,2011 by: Carole Harris

Many schools these days provide online classes because it seems like many people would rather learn through the internet instead of going to the classroom. Some online classes such as those offered by universities are credited while other classes are not but they are still helpful. Some online classes are also free while others are paid. Aside from schools, many sites and organizations also offer online courses on different subjects. There are online classes about business, finance, health, language, science and many more. 

There are two kinds of course being offered online. One is called independent courses which covers all kinds of subjects. Examples of independent courses are free lectures and courses offered by different universities and organizations. The second one is called open courseware which focuses on providing access to materials from different universities to students all over the world. Aside from these courses, there are also online classes where people can learn how to bake, how to do aerobics, how to write poetry and so on. 

The benefits of online classes are manifold. People can learn whenever it is convenient for them. This means that they can do other things such as go to work or finish some house chores but they can also squeeze some time to learn something. This is especially helpful for people with irregular schedules. Because many online classes are free or cheaper, it is also beneficial for those who do not have the money to pay for tuition fees. This is especially helpful for working students who usually do not have the time to join clubs and other activities which can further their education. With online classes, they can learn many useful; information whenever they have the time. 

Distance is also irrelevant for online classes. Students from different countries these days can easily access course materials from top universities all over the world by simply joining online classes. Being world class is very crucial nowadays, so knowing the latest trend in different fields is very necessary. Thanks to online learning, students from poor countries who have never seen cutting edge technologies can at least get an idea about them.  Those who also wish to learn more about their interests such as painting, writing poetries and cooking can also join online classes where they can learn useful information and skills. The benefits brought about by online classes are manifold. In fact, some educators believe that in the future, there is a possibility that students will attend virtual classrooms instead of traditional classrooms.


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