Day after day education is transferring to internet. Nowadays it is not strange to have a lesson with tutor via Skype, to attend an online webinar or access academic information via Google Scholar. Have you ever thought that there are differences between online and offline methods of education? Some old school methods may completely not be suitable for online education, where you do not meet with the person face to face.
Due to that, new types of classes need to be created. And they have to be regularly updated, as everything changes so fast nowadays. Nobody will need knowledge that will not be up to date and that you will not be able to apply in your life.
Of course, there is a lot of information in the internet and anyone can choose what they like. So why we need all these online applications and websites? They have an advantage as they regularly update their classes and methods of education.
Before, online education was quite simple: tutor reads slides for you, questions you and that’s all. It is similar to Skype workshops. Today, LMS can be created – sophisticated system that controls your education. And this system requires constant and regular updates.
Online-platforms give out certificates after you finish a course, but in reality, they are just useless papers. Maybe in the future, there will be checked organisations that will be able to officially check your knowledge.
So, what should be the main goal of online education? Firstly, gaining experience and knowledge. After, it would be great if you could apply gained knowledge.
These are the best online courses from top universities:
- UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
- Khan Academy
- Open Yale Courses
- MIT Open Courseware