We are, as our title suggests, in the midst of a pandemic from which it seems we will not be emerging anytime soon. Educational institutes have closed, millions are unemployed, and a global recession is on the horizon. It may seem like now is the worst time to take an online course, but you would be wrong in thinking that. Yes, now is a better time than any to take an online course, which is what this article will hope to demonstrate to you.
Yes, in this article we are going to tell you a few compelling reasons to take online classes or courses, despite the pandemic. We hope that by the end of this page you will be fully convinced and that you will be willing to enroll in a course in whatever interests you.
So, here are a few reasons to take online classes and courses despite the pandemic.
Your safety is, by far, the most compelling reason to enroll in an online course. Yes, because of the pandemic, we are all at risk of falling ill, were we to attend physical classes. The world of online learning has had a massive boom because of the pandemic, according to the digital learning specialists at edwize.org, as many people are turning to online learning to protect themselves. It is very dangerous to be sitting in classrooms with students you do not know at this time – digital classes, however, afford your distance and safety.
Because of the pandemic, many people are sitting around doing nothing. They are not pursuing any educational interests and instead are festering in their bedrooms and living rooms mindlessly watching television and scrolling through their social media accounts. It is important to keep our minds active, especially during a pandemic. By keeping our minds active and engaged we ensure that we are less likely to succumb to anxiety and depression, both of which are rampant and at higher levels than has ever been recorded. Education keeps our minds engaged, active, and ready for anything.
We are all, well most of us are, experiencing significant downtime. The reason for this is that most of us are locked in our homes due to government-imposed lockdowns and restrictions upon our movement. These considerable periods of isolation can be used productively by attending digital classes. Most of us are, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, spending our downtime idly. There is nothing better during periods of inactivity than to learn. Even if you do not attend an online course, use the time productively to learn and take in more information. This downtime can be used beneficially if we try.
With more degrees and qualifications comes the opportunity to find greater work. If you are underqualified in your field, you can use this period of inactivity to attain a degree that will benefit you and help you to further your career and work. Work is something we will all have to go back to eventually – the pandemic will not last forever and we will eventually be required back in our offices, boardrooms, and wherever else. Use this period of inactivity and downtime to get better degrees that will serve you in your career. Now is the time to learn, when will you have as much free time again?
Change of Plans
Many of us, unfortunately, spend a good deal of time thinking and dwelling on what could have been and what should have been. Due to the pandemic, however, what could have been can be. You now have a golden opportunity to pursue a degree in a field of interest you may have long thought was never going to bear fruit. If you want to pursue a career as a biologist, it’s time to start pursuing online biology degrees – if you want to become a mathematician, it’s time to start pursuing mathematical degrees. You can turn it all around.
Education can be very entertaining. Education does not need to be humdrum and boring. In fact, as you get older you will very likely find education to be very entertaining and your opinion of it will improve massively from your teenage opinion of it, which can be summarised in one word ‘boring’. Education can be something to do that is both entertaining and interesting – you can learn about things you previously knew nothing of or had just heard of. Education is there for everybody and will give you a new outlook on life.
In this article, we hope to have thoroughly explained to you a few compelling reasons for pursuing an online course during the pandemic. We thank you for reading this article and joining us and we hope that you come back and visit us again soon. Happy New Year!