Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Online Learning, Cyber and Virtual Education Platform

By David Acer Subscribe to RSS | December 31st 2011 | Views:
loading
 
  



The Old Carnegie model of education is steadily transforming into computer mediate model. Mainstream education is changing its gears and students felt that the acquisition of knowledge could be done at anytime. It does not restrict them to traditional methods of education as you can grasp the knowledge and can get the answers through internet. Classroom education has become virtual education to some extent as lot of online tools and methods are stream lined to give good exposure to students. Moreover, a day will come when the former will become exception rather than being a rule. Purpose of using the word virtual is to make you understand the difference and change in trend of modern education and usage of internet for the same. As World Wide Web, give you the freedom and liberty to grab knowledge from your comfort zone thus the paradigm of classroom education is fading and virtual system is coming into existence.

Virtual and cyber education got the name as online learning as the education experience is delivered via computer and internet. It came into existence in year 1989 when University of Phoenix introduced online university program for the first time across the globe. Online courses are those where 80% of education is delivered through the medium of internet. Remaining is achieved by self-research and little face-to-face interactions involved, if any. By 2006, 3.5 million students participated in on-line learning at institutes for higher education in United States of America. By fall of 2010, over 6.1 million students were pursuing at least one online course, which is an increase of 560,000 of students over the previous year.

According to Sloan Consortium report on online education, 9.7 percent growth rate for online enrollment exceeds the1.5 percent growth of the higher education student’s population as a whole. It also states that almost 20 percent of all the higher education students were taking at least one online course in the fall of 2006.

Many universities support online courses, as it has proved beneficial for the development of university and of the students also. However, cost reduction is not the main factor but what they have realized is institutes engaged in online courses has witnessed increasing rate of degree completion. Almost 65 percent of institution in USA says that online course is an important part of their long-term strategies.

Students also find it convenient and appealing due to the following reasons discussed below. They are:

• You can never miss a chapter, discussion, content and discussion forums as you have the power to revisit and learn until it does not throw a light on the topic.

• The most important among all is it gives you 24 hours exposure to virtual classrooms and you can get hold of it at any time.

• It gives an opportunity to spend more time on studies rather than wasting time on traffic.

• You can select the most appropriate time for the course, which will not hinder your work.

• You will be in a position where you can inherit more knowledge as you will be open in front of millions of internet users who may help you to ease your doubts.

• It does not dig your pockets as universities grant financial aid to pursue online degree.

Recent trend has witnessed a higher rate of enrollment for online professional courses also. As after graduation many students targets to achieve masters, they earn it through online courses also. The flooded field is Online MBA and it is so because while working people do not get time to think about studies rather they cannot afford time to study. Since they have professional experience on them, so it turns easy to achieve the target. Moreover, big Multinational companies also provide online education to their employers after a completion of certain period. The reason is they want to develop the company with the knowledge of its employers and it makes employers efficient in time management as they do dual task until they do not finish their course.

With web access and a desktop or laptop, students are just a click away from the classroom. It also offers flexibility and convenience through web-based platform. As the trend is emerging rapidly so why don’t we enrich our knowledge on subjects who we need to know for betterment of our future. Just go for it as it is made for you to learn easily and conveniently.

David Acer - About Author:
This article is written by David Acer to know more about Online Learning and Online MBA, visit uiu.edu.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/college-articles/online-learning-cyber-and-virtual-education-platform.htm

Related College Articles Subscribe to RSS

How to buy dissertation online
Published by Roger on January 24th 2012 | Education
Life is difficult but not all the times, it does offer you a bed of roses at times and in just a mat...
 
Who is the winner of the war between the online degree and the regular degree?
Published by Steve on January 19th 2012 | Education
The online degrees are the recent product of education that solely belongs to the younger and the pr...
 
Sap abap online training
Published by David Raju on May 16th 2012 | Education
The original name for SAP was in German which means Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte, and German for "...
 
Get better opportunity at work place by earning online and certificate programs
Published by Jeetsoft on August 10th 2012 | Education
The meaning of education has changed over the couple of years as it has become knowledge-centric rat...
 
Find out Philosophy Books price and buy from online books store in India
Published by Paul Smith on March 23rd 2012 | Education
The English word philosophy has come from the Greek word philosophia that in fact denotes love of wi...
 
Know the value of online education help through Statistics Homework Help
Published by Albert Xavier on December 26th 2011 | Education
Education is also adopting the same culture and with the availability of computers along with intern...
 
A quick guide on online MBA via the distance learning courses
Published by Roger Pointing on December 15th 2011 | Education
The online MBA is a coveted degree and is admired by most students all over the world....
 
Facilities to gather degree from UK universities in Nigeria from online study
Published by Harry Martin on April 19th 2012 | Education
Online study has now expanded its emphasis over the various nations. It helps students from various ...
 
Why introspection is necessary before you take up online Psychology Degree
Published by Roger Pointing on December 7th 2011 | Education
Read this article to know about the need for the introspection of your inner self before you enrol i...
 
Finding tuitions online then this is the correct place you have come to..........
Published by Jim Sergil on January 20th 2012 | Education
Marie-Thérèse Maurette a woman who is known to have created the structure for what shall had event...
 
Get reliable and uncomplicated assignment help online
Published by Assignmentboard on January 17th 2012 | Education
Assignmentboard is one of the world fastest growing online tutoring company. Through our focused mo...
 
Does the degrees online really help?
Published by Roger Pointing on December 15th 2011 | Education
It is a matter of conflict between the educationists whether the degrees online really help. But the...
 
Study Chinese online
Published by Alberta Reid on December 28th 2011 | Education
Would you like to learn Vietnamese in the most convenient way possible? Do you think you have what i...
 
Develop self-confidence and commitment for personal excellence with the help of online professional development courses.
Published by Anil on December 26th 2011 | Education
These courses augment existing knowledge and broaden the scope of learning to meet the demands of ...
 
Accelerate your career with online degree program
Published by Steve on February 7th 2012 | Education
Online degree programs have played a key role in bringing revolution in the entire educational scena...
 
How to select your online university
Published by Roger Pointing on March 29th 2012 | Education
The online university is the place to enrol if you wish to pursue higher studies but is also busy wi...
 
Learning Spanish online
Published by Rushellfox on December 16th 2011 | Education
Spanish as a second language in America
Spanish has been the second language, adopted by the Ame...
 
Distance learning through online MBA UK
Published by Varina Johnson on January 19th 2012 | Education
Online MBA UK has its advantages as well as disadvantages. If you are clever enough you should alway...
 
Select proper universities for doing online MBA in Barbados
Published by Steve on November 28th 2011 | Education
Distance learning and online courses are becoming popular day by day for their flexibility and conve...
 
MBA degree from UK is now just a few clicks away
Published by Roger Pointing on March 29th 2012 | Education
UK MBA degree is now just a click’s away. The top universities are welcoming the students from all...