Online Learning Update

November 22, 2013

Meet the online learners who fit study around their lives

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Libby Page, the Guardian

You could study for a degree from a beach in Thailand, or while juggling work and looking after children – thanks to the flexibility of online learning. “Studying online means I can fit my studies to my life, rather than fitting my life around my studies,” says Anna Enos, who studied online for an MSc in information and library studies with Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Online learning, whether for a degree or as a short course, offers a flexible study option for people who can’t commit to fulltime study, or don’t have access to a nearby university. If you’ve been out of education for a long time, the thought of going “back to school” and fitting study into a busy schedule, can be daunting. Life commitments mean that going into class every day is not always an option. Caring responsibilities meant that Lyndsay Briggs didn’t think of studying as an option, until she found an online course that suited her. “I have a two-year-old son called Alfie and looking after him takes up most of my time,” she says.

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