While the Internet does a lot for students, there are also benefits for parents and teachers. The daily frequent use of internet cannot be denied today. It makes education very accessible in that students can have access to a lot of information and learning materials. In this manner, the internet also helps in making it more cost effective to learn. Another way in which the internet helps is that it also saves time for the students, making education and learning to be more time efficient.
Also the internet has changed the old traditional medium of education which was from restricted to four walls of classroom to a Virtual classroom. Thanks to the wide spread use of internet has provided a solution for the following set of people:
COLLEGE DROPOUTS: College dropouts or students who had to give up their studies due to various reasons, can complete their unfinished education, thereby earning their degrees and going as far as Masters and PhD’s. Also not only can they communicate with international students, they can gain from others’ knowledge and experiences, participate in chatrooms, share ideas and solutions and learn about the many diverse cultures out there.
PARENTS: Parents with little or no English skills can also learn English and get to become involved in their children’s education by connecting the school with homes and libraries.
TEACHERS:The demand for tutors is high and growing. So , if you like helping others learn, e-teaching could be the earning ticket for you. All you need to become an online tutor is expertise in your subject and a few spare hours a week. You are able to adjust to different learning styles and determine the pace you want to teach, you also have the chance to teach at more than one place simultaneously, for intance you could be in a remote town but through the internet , they can be linked to students in cities anywhere on the globe. If you gain a good reputation as a coach, you could conduct webinars-lectures or seminars on the internet.College and university students are willing to pay to gain entry to a well respected webinar.
RETIREES: People that have retired from active work or planning to retire from work may start as e-tutors there by earning by coaching on what they know, their experience in their former profession making them e-consultants / professionals and on any other field they have knowledge on.
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