We are hearing about online education frequently. This time we are going to give detail information about this education. Most of us think that there is a certain age for studying and then holding this one career. To learn something online opens the range of topics and for sure time to learn. It is the platform for autodidact and self-organized people. Whereas, social activist Miss Radha Poudel is the best example. Social worker, author, and activist Miss. RadhaPoudel very actively involved in the work of CDN. She was award winner of Madan Puraskar 2014, Nepal’s 75 Women Leaders 2016, Social Work Award 2013. She completed her Master in Development Management at Asian Institute of Management (MDM), Master in Arts (MA), Master in Education (M.ed) and Bachelor in Nursing (BN) in regular basis college. As she is now studying different online courses we are going to share her experience about online education.
What is Online Education?
Online education is the fastest growing way of learning by using technology, where students and instructor interact via internet application, telephone and computer without leaving their own residence. There are free and paid online education, some of them are run by the affiliated university and provides grades and certificates. Radha Poudel has done several online courses to enhance her knowledge and skills related to her career. She is satisfied with its convenient fees, time and choice of given subjects. She recommends others to try the open space with a variety of choices to develop one’s skills and capacity.
How are online courses different from in-class courses?
Both online and in-class university and college have the same goal to provide students a quality education. The key different between online and in-class courses is the internet-based learning process, that means all exams, lectures and much of reading in online classes are done on the web. Similarly, instructors and students are not in the same place. Online classes provide more flexibility than do in class courses for purpose of giving more convenience for the learner.
How could Nepalese people benefit from online education?
While studying abroad is increasing in Nepal, the biggest advantage of online education is to find the desired subject online which is unavailable here. Online education minimizes the gap to receive the quality education for everyone – no matter where they live. One can enroll online education from different background and environments. So, it is a big platform for all students, teachers and not forgetting people with different abilities. Nowadays, more colleges and universities are offering online education in a variety of courses and user-friendly designed. The flexible schedule and one can do any interesting courses, in their favorite time, place and posture, are big benefits. Online education also develops technical skills by using different internet applications to accomplished given assignments.
According to social activist RadhaPoudel: “Sometimes, internet connectivity and languages could be the challenge for Nepalese people. We could benefit from its providing features, convenient time, a variety of option, and affordable fees.”
What could be requirements for online courses?
Most of the requirements of online education are similar to regular University or College. First and for most requirements of online learning, is internet access. Most of the online courses are designed user-friendly but one most need the basic computer skills. Online education itself flexible, it depends on how you managing a time for accomplished given assignments and questions and answers floor. Here are some links you can check out for online education. (http://odectu.edu.np/index.php/tribhuvan-university-2/ or www.ica.edu.np)
Summing it up, all kind of learning process has its own benefits. First of all, each individual needs to have the motivation to learn. Before you choose any educational path, think about general questions like what is the most important thing you want to develop in your life? How your intended subject can help you to reach your interested career goal? After answering these questions – go for it. Where ever and whatever you choose to study the most important is, that you work hard for it.