The boons of a much frowned upon mode of education
Online studies have often been called out for being inconsistent and are making the state of education worse.
At first, I agreed. But then I sat back one day and thought about it as my laptop lay in front of me. Online study has many benefits that often go over our heads because we take it for granted.
One thing that often ends up being troublesome for students- especially during their higher education- is the struggle to get about a million study materials/ books and trying to get test series at the lowest price. Often the time taken to go to a coaching center for a test or a coaching class ends up burning the student up and taking up a lot of the time off their day. The bulk of books, managing their time travelling- it becomes quite hard for a student to manage it all.
But with online education, the hassle becomes significantly less. Everything is right there on your screen- books, papers, tests- all on one device. Everything is there with you whenever you want to study, wherever you want to study. With multiple tests and modules literally at your fingertips. The stress of acquiring these and maintaining some time for yourselves just vanishes. You can sit at home, at your leisure, choose the type of lecture you want to listen to, choose the content you understand, choose the time and schedule YOU are comfortable with and voila, you can study the way YOU want.
Online studies really help in case of education of children suffering from any form of anxiety. Homeschooling is a great way for a kid who has developed issues regarding concentration or social anxiety and that is NOTHING to be ashamed off. Some people like studying the way they want because sometimes your pace of grasping and understanding might be very different from others. Personalizing your own study schedule and type helps a lot.
Use of online studies also helps in students from far corners of the world get access to premium study material without having to scour through millions of markets and book spaces for them. That is the biggest boon from online education.
I may be slightly warming up at the idea of online studies. I suggest you do too.