The University of Liberia needs e-learning or online studies. It is long overdue! As one of the oldest universities on the African Continent, the University of Liberia should have been offering e-learning programmes or online courses by now. Almost every university in the sub-region has upgraded their learning systems to conform to the new age of technology.
This might seem so difficult just as the digitisation of registration, but once initiated, it will be convenient for all. Traditional learning in this 21st century makes no sense.
Nowadays, thanks to the internet, learning is open to all. Hence, people in the country and other parts of the sub-region where traditional learning is facing various obstacles can take advantage of online courses. So far, e-learning has been useful to the people that understood its value. It offers the chance to have great results for lower costs and sometimes for no charges at all.
Despite these, online learning has many other advantages. Education may have several purposes, and online courses help to fulfil it. Moreover, e-learning can revolutionise education as it provides new opportunities for traditional learning. Taking online classes has a lot of advantages, and below are some of the most important.
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Everyone can access education no matter their location.
When people choose to pursue a study program in numerous cases, they need to move to another country away from their home, family, and friends. Online courses are a great solution to the challenges that these people face as they are provided with high-quality education and at their place and time.
You can learn about anything or whatever you like
Online courses allow you to study whatever you want or anything that triggers your curiosity.
Comfort and flexibility
It happens to young students to find themselves in a highly competitive learning environment. Some people like this as it motivates them to work hard, but others feel overwhelmed. No matter the fact that failure is essential to success, some persons can’t bear defeat, among others. Meanwhile, it is easier to accept it at home. This makes people feel comfortable. Speaking of comfort, online courses help to avoid long classes and uncomfortable classrooms. The bed or couch are more comfortable.
Further on, you can save time and cut the cost of commuting from home to the campus. Another thing that a lot of people agree is the fact that there will be no need to wake up early in the morning. Yet, keep in mind that to be successful, it is essential to leave your comfort zone.
Sharing knowledge with others
It is common that when we learn something new, we feel the need to share it with others. This is another purpose of education; sharing knowledge. In the case when the course you are taking is part of a more significant community or network of people, you would work with your colleagues to get it done.
Quick delivery of lessons
E-learning is a way to provide quick delivery of lessons. As compared to traditional classroom teaching method, this mode has relatively quick delivery cycles. This indicates that the time required to learn is reduced to 25%-60% of what is required in traditional learning.
Besides these advantages of online learning, it will interest you to note that almost everything we do nowadays is done technologically. Therefore, building a system that will accommodate an online program will bring the University of Liberia up to speed.
Online study is needed now! This will save time, reduce stress, avoid long classes, and lastly save transport costs.
By: Sumolu David
An Administrator, Educator, a Writer &