The internet has a lot of benefits that are more available than in real life. One of those benefits is education. With the internet you can educate yourself for significantly less than it’d have cost to be enrolled in school. In fact, depending on what you want to study you can even get your education for free. Here are a few ways you can benefit from the internet when it comes to educating yourself.
1. Read Blogs, Newsletters and Online Journals
When it comes to educating yourself online, blogs, newsletters and online journals can be helpful. You can also read books online or even enroll in college, but you’ll often find a lot of basic and advanced information in blogs and newsletters.
There are countless blogs on almost every subject; whether it’s about health, weight loss, investing, marketing or even technology, all you need to do is a search and you’ll find a blog that covers the topic in details.
2. Attend Online Colleges
Whether you want to study information technology or you want to have your masters degree in public health, there are countless colleges and universities available online that will teach you everything you need.
Their degrees are useful and valuable everywhere and you can also count on the fact that the education you get is as valuable, if not more, as education you’ll get in a real life brick and mortar college.
According to data from a recent US Department of Education study, it was observed that “students who took all or part of their instruction online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through face-to-face instruction. Further, those who took “blended” courses — those that combine elements of online learning and face-to-face instruction — appeared to do best of all.”
In other words, online learning can be phenomenally effective and you can even combine it with physical face-to-face learning to enjoy the full benefits of online education.
3. Take Practice Tests and Exams
Various academic studies and research, spanning over several decades now, have observed that the best way to study is by taking practice tests and exams.
In other words, constantly taking practice tests and exams that relate to your field of study will increase your chances of succeeding at a specific academic area at least 100 percent more than you’d have succeeded if you didn’t take practice tests.
Practice tests and exams test your understand of a subject as opposed to reading every book you can get on that subject. There are various practice tests and exams online. In most cases, you get your results and analysis of your performance online instantly.
4. Facilitates Group Study
There are studies and experiments that have confirmed that studying in groups has a positive impact. In fact, a recent study from Grockit, an online education platform, observed that students are at least two times more likely to remember what they study if they studied in groups than if they studied alone. Since you can use the internet anytime and have contact with people from all over the world, it’s relatively easy to find a study group.
Oni Lanr is a writer and researcher who studies online. He believes that everybody can study online, even if it’s for a degree in human services.
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