Traveling over the summer? Wanting to travel more the rest of the year without having to put your education on hold? The growth of technology within the e-learning industry has made it even easier to research and develop your upcoming fall education plan. We are still a month out at this point, but online course registrations are starting to open up everywhere! With that being said, we wanted to send out a reminder list for some of the best things to consider and prepare for now, when it comes to your upcoming education options.
Since we are coming up on about a year and a half of being isolated in our homes, travel is starting to look really good for so many of us right now. Does this include you? If so, online education might be your best bet in order to fulfill and catch up on some of the adventures you’ve been feeling like you’ve missed out on during the pandemic, without having to put a gap in your education journey. It sounds so crazy and futuristic for some of us--with online education--all you really need is a laptop and a wifi connection to get the work you need finished.
Now, we know online education isn’t for everyone, as some of us tend to learn better in a classroom setting. But did you know that there are some online education platforms that actually offer classroom settings on Zoom now?! This way, you still have the accountability from and interactions with your fellow peers, but from the comfort of wherever you’d like to be. This can be a huge thing if you like having that extra push when it comes to completing your assignments.
Another helpful thing to consider is that a lot of online schools actually provide a really great community for you to interact with as well. Whether this is on social media, in private social groups, zoom meetups, etc. This can also give you the feel of participating in an actual school while you are on the road. Whatever role you are fulfilling at whatever point in your life, for some of us, things can get lonely if we don’t have a community to interact with. Keep an eye out for this when searching for the best online school.
Lastly, read the fine print when it comes to choosing an online school when it’s right for you. We have noticed that an important feature that our students always ask about is: “Will I have one on one time with my instructor?” This is such an important aspect when it comes to an online course! Don’t have your comments lost among a million emails or among a million Livestream comments. If you can, choose an online course that allows you to meet your instructor face to face to receive legitimate feedback on your assignments. This is sometimes the most valuable thing you can get from a course. Instructors are specialized within their fields and their specific notes for you might be able to help you break into the industry you really want to work in.
All in all, we wish you the safest travels this weekend and want to invite you to check out our courses that have all the features above in your online education research journey. Browse our current course offerings or enroll today on our website at Emerge Global
Jeremiah O’Brian is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. His exceptionally diverse background – from gritty nuts-and-bolts firefighting to film and theatre credits and accolades – is bolstered by his several graduate degrees.