Picture a classroom where you can arrive and leave whenever you want. When you need help, you can ask your instructor or someone who specializes in academic or career advice. Everything you learn is fine-tuned specifically to help you reach your career goals. This is what online education is like at Ashworth College.
While many people may picture the college experience as one spent in large lecture halls and crowded dorm rooms, online learning is common for a large number of today’s college students. The most recent reports say there are 5.8 million students enrolled in online courses! Of course, every online college experience is different, but there are some common elements for all students. So, what is online education like for these students? Here’s how we would describe it.
At Ashworth College, online education is like:
Being your own boss
The flexibility of online education means you’re in charge of when you start your program, when you study and when you finish. Ashworth College lets students enroll when they want, so no one has to wait until a new semester starts. Studying is also completely up to the student! Finish assignments when it works for you – in the morning, late at night, on your lunch break or after the kids go to bed.
Having a brain trust
While being someone who is independent and self-driven can be advantages in online education, students are never completely on their own. Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to stay in touch with classmates as well as instructors so you can collaborate, build your network and ask questions. In some cases, instructors may be more available in online classes than traditional classrooms. Students have many ways at Ashworth College to reach instructors, including the student portal and via email. In addition to instructors, a full support team, including academic coaches as well as career advisors, is available to assist students throughout their educational journey. That means no matter the problem, students have a group of experienced people to reach out to help them be successful at Ashworth College.
Putting your career in hyperdrive
One unique advantage online college offers is speed to career. Whether you’re looking to advance your current job, jump in quickly to start your professional life or want to switch to a new fulfilling field, online education can offer a high quality and quick option to reach the next stage of your career. Because you can move at your own pace, you’ll be able to master each lesson and move on to the next without delay.
Most days you have it all together. You’re balancing all aspects of your life – work, family, paying bills, taking care of your car, getting the groceries. But, for some students, the thought of adding one more thing to that list, like going to school, no matter how much it will help achieve their career goals, throws that balance out of whack. With online college, you can keep your organized, well-managed life intact. Online education lets you work school into your life, not the other way around. Some students even keep their full-time jobs while going to school! So, with a flexible online program, you’ll be able to still have adulting mastered, while balancing one more thing to do.
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