Why Online Courses Are Valuable

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The Value of Online Courses

In a world where change is constant, there is a perpetual necessity to learning new skills, acquire knowledge and gain qualifications that are relevant in today’s technologically driven marketplace. During a thriving digital economy, the demand for skilled professionals with both technical and analytical skills is stimulating job creation and creating competition amongst employers looking to secure valuable talent. If you’ve been taken face-to-face classes all of your life, being a bit apprehensive at the start is normal, albeit you might be tech-savvy. However, taking an online course, compared to a face-to-face class, definitely has its benefits.

There are quite many benefits of online coaching. Here are 4 ways of how learning online could help shape your career and get the most out of whatever courses you are enrolled in.

Lower Total Costs

Many online courses prove to be a more cost effective option than traditional courses. Though not all online degrees offer less costly net tuition prices than traditional colleges, associated expenses nearly always cost less. For instance, there are not any commuting costs, and sometimes-required course materials, like textbooks, are available online at no cost. Additionally, many colleges and universities accept credits earned via free massive open online courses (MOOCs), the foremost recent advance in online education. These kinds of free online courses can help students fulfill over-all education requirements.

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Flexible Schedule and Environment

While studying online, you have the choice to select your own learning environment that works best for your needs: be it your bedroom, your study, the café across the street, or your local library, taking note of your instructor’s lecture podcast as you run on the treadmill. Isn’t that awesome?

Taking a web course also means you do not need to commute to class, which suggests less time spent on the bus or in a train, and more study time sitting on your couch, the sound of a crackling fireplace within the background. You don’t need to worry about driving during a snowstorm and possibly getting into an accident!

Study at Your Pace

Another one of the major benefits of taking online courses is the ability to learn at your own pace. Yes, some courses have due dates and timelines to follow but some people might find one lesson a bit more challenging than others but when learning online, you can dedicate more time to a specific subject. Take me for example, I had a hard time understanding Trigonometry. I took Trig in a face-to-face classroom setting and to be honest, I didn’t do that good! I think if I had taken more time learning some lessons, I would’ve done much better.

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Avoid commuting

During tornados, hurricanes, snowstorms and thunderstorms, colleges may cancel classes to avoid putting commuting students in dangerous driving conditions. Students in online classes can always join by participating in live Zoom calls, discussion boards or chat sessions, delivering their work on time, and watching lectures without missing important classes. Students can also find extensive savings on fuel costs, tolls, and parking by taking online courses.

Next Steps

I hope you were able to get some valuable information out of this article! In summary, being effective in your real estate marketing is not impossible during a pandemic. Play it smart and leverage your knowledge. Most importantly; relax, if you follow these steps you will come up on top once thing return back to normal (because they eventually will.) Please feel free to start a conversation and comment your thoughts below. Also, check out my Agent Tools page where I have compiled resources and recommendations for real estate agents like you, who are ready to take their real estate marketing one step further.

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Julian Montoya

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I began real estate at the age of 18, like many agents, this was not my first career choice. At 18, the world was still very new to me and the real estate industry even more so. I realized that in order to be successful in this industry you must surround yourself with the right people. I was blessed to have great mentors but I found a common problem among myself and my peers. The lack to lead generation skills. It is for that reason that I have decided to build this community and share my knowledge with the world. 


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