Online courses – learning and development without even leaving the house
We all need to keep up with the latest developments in our own fields or areas like social media, blogging and so on. A cost and time effective way to do this is to sign up for online courses, which have many benefits:
- Some online courses are available immediately you’ve clicked the button to pay, others are led in person and take place at appointed times, or they can be a mixture of both.
- There is usually at least some element of online courses you can complete in your own time, to the degree of detail that’s right for you.
- You can complete them wherever you are, as long as you can get an internet connection – at home, during time off, or to fill some of those boring hours when you’re travelling for work.
- Choose carefully and you can get the pick of the latest developments in your field, or study with and find out the methods of thought leaders.
- Because the course leader doesn’t have to spend time and money organising venues and catering, or travelling to the place to take the course, you get it at a much cheaper rate than if you were attending in person.
- Plus, of course, you save time and money yourself not having to travel to your nearest city, stay overnight in hotels and so on.
- And the great thing is you still get the benefits of meeting other likeminded people and extending your contacts as often online courses have forums or private Facebook groups where participants can share experiences and ask for help. These tend to forge strong bonds between members who are making the same learning journey together, and can continue to provide long-term support when the course has finished.
Our home working reviewers have been busy learning all kinds of skills on online courses to report back on what’s good value for your time and money.
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