According to recent data, around 40% of university degrees will be regarded as out-of-date, with university structures being labelled as ‘limiting’ an increasing number of people are now turning to online learning.
Back in 1945 only 2% of the population possessed a university degree as the years have gone on this number has rapidly increased and thus lessening the value of a higher education, along with this there is also research to suggest that a large number of students with a degree are in low paid roles indicating that the current university system is failing.
With the number of people with degrees on the increase, jobs that didn’t necessarily need a degree in the past have now made it a requirement however employers are also opening up to the idea of online learning. Here we will provide some benefits of choosing online learning in place of a degree:
They prepare you for the real world
Employers want to take people on who can hit the ground running and in most cases, a university degree isn’t able to give you the same level of skill, that you may require in your new role.
Online Learning is Flexible
In comparison to the structured life of a university, online learning gives you the flexibility you need to do other things alongside your learning like working or raising a family. Online courses can be completed from anywhere, all you need is some free time and a laptop.
Online Learning can save you money
According to research, the average student will leave university with a debt of over £50,000 due to expensive tuition fees and the cost of living. An online course provides you with a cost-effective solution to your learning with realistic payment plans to better suit your needs so you won’t need to be in debt for the next 30 years of your life.
What does this mean for the future
According to research, there is a decline of 2% in the number of university applicants and this figure is falling year on year. From this figure, it is evident that people are looking for more flexible and effective ways of learning and it is estimated that by the end of 2019 50% of courses will be delivered online.