5 Benefits of Online Learning with OpenEd

Posted on Monday April 03, 2023

Have you ever found the perfect course, but the class time just didn’t fit into your busy schedule? We know the feeling. And we don’t think it makes sense to miss out on learning opportunities because of other commitments.

That’s where we come in.

For more than 20 years, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) has been designing and delivering award-winning online courses and programs. As leaders in education with a commitment to quality course development, we know a thing or two about online learning—including the benefits of being an online learner.

Here are five benefits of online learning that you should consider:

1. Flexibility

Being able to learn whenever and wherever is a convenient benefit of online learning. As long as you have your computer and an internet connection, you can take your online course with you anywhere you go—including on vacation!

2. Large Selection of Courses

Online learning helps you access a wide range of courses and programs. Whether you want to pursue a hobby or earn an academic credit, our course offerings provide you with the relevant education to help you achieve your goals.

3. Interaction and Engagement

A common misconception about online learning is that it’s lifeless and boring. This couldn’t be further from the truth. At OpenEd, our courses are designed with online learning in mind. A variety of multimedia elements— such as video, audio, simulations, and interactive exercises—are incorporated into each course to enhance your experience.

4. Self-Paced Learning

With a flexible schedule, you can work around other commitments, spend as much time on sections as you need, and progress through the course at a pace that suits you. And all course materials are accessible online 24/7, meaning you can study when you’re at your peak energy. Online learning is also a great opportunity to improve time management skills and self-discipline.

5. Connection and Learning from Others

Since anyone from anywhere can take our online courses, you have the unique opportunity to learn from classmates who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries. Most of your interactions are written to allow you to make thoughtful contributions on your own time. By engaging with other students, you can learn new ways of thinking, see other perspectives, and get to know each other better.

From business to creative writing to horticulture, our courses span a variety of different program areas.

Are you ready to start your online learning journey? Check out our course offerings and find what interests you!