Online education also known as e-learning is here to stay. This new teaching and learning phenomenon has gradually become mainstream in both brick and mortar colleges and online institutions due to its wide reach or the demographics it opens up for teaching institutes.
On the learning or student’s side, online education has made it possible to receive an education irrespective of one’s location. And with a working Internet, students from Africa, Asia as well as incarcerated individuals can learn at the feet of educators from reputable colleges without ever setting foot at the door steps of any educational institute. This ease of dispersing and receiving educational information has seen the online learning phenomenon catch-on in today’s information age.
To thoroughly understand the benefits, advantages and reach of e-learning, here are some facts about online education which cut across colleges, corporate entities and its long reach across continents.
These facts should get you speed up with the subject. For additional material visit our 20 topics on online education and don’t forget the guide for a creative presentation.
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