Why Seniors Should Learn About Internet

Education, growth, and evolution, are like the ocean – endless. The expanse and the depth of learning can carry on irrespective of age or experience. More so now, when you have ready online course choices, tutors and easy learning apps. In fact, many of them are free of cost, making e-learning the best way to learn and educate ourselves.

A senior using a tablet

What is E-Learning? As the name conveys, it means, learning through digital platforms. The internet is a reservoir of information and can provide material on any subject that you can think of. From free videos to paid courses, it’s all there; all you need to do is to open your doors to this new way of life.

Seniors using tablet to access internet

The advantages of e-learning:

  • It reduces or completely takes away the hassle of the travel time. You can sit in the comfort of your home and learn something new.
  • It is pocket-friendly. Online courses are much cheaper than attending classes while enrolled with institutions.
  • It saves time and can be pursued alongside your normal life or profession.
  • You have the flexibility of going online any time you want. You do not have to stick to a schedule or a routine.E-learning gives you the opportunity to abort your session any time you want if you feel that you need a break. 

Daughter and father using internet .As easy as it may sound, there certain rules that you may want to commit yourself to, in order to get the maximum benefit out of e-learning.

  • Choose the course material wisely If you intend to buy a course, first look at the reviews, do a trial session or surf the net for ‘the best online course’ (in the subject of your interest).

  • Commit your time Although you have the flexibility to go online whenever you want, but keep that option for situations when you have no choice but to delay. Keeping time demonstrates commitment – it will give you a great sense of purpose when you prioritize educating yourself over all else.

  • Make notes Even if it is general information that you intend to seek and not necessarily a course, making relevant notes helps tremendously. There are three advantages to this. First, you can refer to the notes whenever you want (your memory may not necessarily recall the finer details); second, it enhances the feelings of commitment towards your goal and third writing down what you are learning helps in remembering things better.

Don’t let age be your stumbling block, you have all the weapons in your armory to conquer what you wish to; maturity, commitment, and experience.

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