6 digitisation effects on education and students

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In the past, if you wanted to learn something or to get a degree, you had to attend a school and sit in a classroom with other students and a teacher for hours. In addition, you had to pay in order to get a good degree, but those days are gone and we have come a long way since then.

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We have entered a digital age of education, where learning is now possible for anyone who wants to learn. Moreover, there is no limit to what you can learn online, and many educational tools are available to utilize free. 

  1. Digital courses allow people who can’t afford it, to get an education

There are currently numerous courses online that one could take to gain knowledge of almost anything and the best part is, many of these courses don’t cost much and some are even free. Had this been ten years ago or more, these kinds of classes would have cost a bundle. Because of this new digital education era, many individuals are going back to school to learn whatever it is they wish. Even those in poverty, are able to attend digital classes online and receive an education just like anyone else. 

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  1. You can learn at your own pace

Remember those days, when you had to get up early for school, take a shower, eat something real quick, and then head out, only to find yourself watching the clock all day while waiting for the bell to ring when you get there, so you can go home? Well, you no longer have to do any of that. Now you can get up at noon if you like and take the class in your pj’s, as others are doing. Being able to attend classes at your own pace, not only makes digital education a great choice but also a big relief.

  1. You don’t have to pay for school supplies or textbooks

Now that the digital era has finally arrived, you no longer have to spend a lot of cash on a long list of school supplies provided by your teacher. Nor do you have to purchase a bunch of expensive textbooks required for you to attend school for everything you need to take an online course is included with the course. This is great news for those who hate to shop for school supplies at stores crowded with people who are also doing the same. 

  1. Unlike textbooks that cannot be changed, online content can be updated regularly

What happens to the old textbooks you buy, when things change to where it no longer contains relevant information? If that ever happened, the only logical thing to do would be to toss the book and get a new updated one. One of the great things about digital education is that online classes can be changed with the times. Therefore, if something that you were learning about changes, the course can be updated to go with the times, keeping you ahead of new technology.

  1. You can choose your own tutor

Wouldn’t it have been nice to be able to pick your teacher while going to school? Now you can do just that as there are many online tutors that you can choose from to help you out.You can browse tutors by subject or grade, check their credentials and more to make sure they are what you want in a teacher. And, if you decide later that they are just not working out, you can always switch to one who will and you don’t have to choose on your own, there are programs that will help you pick the right person for the job. All this, with just a click!

  1. Handicapped or disabled individuals can learn from home

I can imagine what it must have been like for a handicapped child to attend a public school for kids can be very cruel sometimes. Unfortunately, for this reason, numerous disabled individuals had to miss out on getting an education because of their handicap. Even if you weren’t handicapped, there always seemed to be bullies at school to ensure you are picked on. Did you know that each day 160,000 kids stay home from school because of Bullies? Now kids can learn whatever they want to know from the comfort of home, where there are no bullies or others to make fun of them or pick on them.

There are many more advantages to receiving a digital education as opposed to attending public schools such as safety concerns. It’s great to know that your child is safe at home where you never have to worry about him or her being bullied, harassed, or taken. Another thing that’s great about learning online is that parents get a front row seat to see what their kids are actually learning and can assist them if needed or show them where to find available resources that could help them out.

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