COVID-19 obviously has affected the world in one way or the other. This has forced most organisations to adapt by allowing the majority of their employees to work from home, while some institutions have been forced to shut down altogether.
But this sad situation we are experiencing globally should not hold you back from pursuing your dreams of moving higher on the career ladder. In these trying moments, online learning has become a viable option for people asked to stay at home for long periods of time.
This is the time to take advantage of online learning. The following outlines 4 major benefits of online learning.
Online Learning Benefits
1. Convenient And Flexible
Online learning gives you the opportunity to plan your study time. Students can work and study in their own free time. With online learning, course materials are always readily available and accessible. All you need is an internet connection. This is a great way to balance work with education.
2. Self-driven And Self-paced
When you plan your studies you have the chance to prepare for what is ahead. Online learning gives you the chance to complete tasks at any time. You are at liberty to arrange a learning schedule that meets your individual needs. This means there is no need to rush or feel anxious about completing an assignment.
3. Accessible Support From Experts
Online learning gives you access to experts who are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields and can help you to better understand your study material. They use modern digital tools like quizzes, group projects, and videos that help students learn faster and retain what they learn for longer.
4. Boost Your Career Advancement
If you wish to advance in your career, getting a higher qualification is a sure way to speed up your promotion. When you study online, you have the opportunity to take specific modules that are relevant and useful for the position you aspire to. By upgrading your knowledge and skills that relate to your job, you become more qualified for a higher position.
Take Advantage of UNICAF’s exclusively online, or on-campus taught programmes, (which combine online delivery with face to face classroom teaching). Using Unicaf’s Virtual Learning Environment, the largest digital platform in Africa, students can access study materials 24/7, and study at their convenience, without neglecting job or family commitments. In fact, the Unicaf VLE provides everything a student needs, from enrolment through to graduation.
Unicaf offers generous scholarships to eligible candidates to pursue academic studies with its partner universities, currently the University of Suffolk (UK), the Liverpool John Moores University (UK), the University of South Wales (UK), the University of California, Riverside Extension (USA) and multi-campus Unicaf University (Africa). Other than the fully online programmes offered through partner universities, Unicaf offers a number of taught programmes at Unicaf University campuses in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.