Benefits of Online Learning
Convenience and Flexibility
A significant benefit of online learning is that students can access their courses at any time, from anywhere. Jakes Divinity School students come from all walks of life; they are parents, grandparents, full-time employees, and more. Our online curriculum allows them to review lectures, discussions, etc. according to their schedule.
Online courses offer a unique opportunity for students to engage in a less intimidating learning environment, which, in turn, can increase student interaction. Students are allowed more time to think about their comments and add to discussions without the pressure of being put on the spot as they would in a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting, which can significantly broaden their horizons.
Online learning can be extremely cost-effective. By eliminating the costs of transportation and other expenses that would normally add up in a traditional learning setting, students are able to save substantially. Students will also find that some online schools or courses require e-textbooks or other digital reading materials, saving them the cost of purchasing expensive textbooks and potentially hundreds of dollars per year.
In a self-paced learning environment, students are able to learn and complete courses in a rhythm that best suits their lifestyles. Through online learning, sessions and materials can be accessed at any time, making this an excellent option for working students, parents, etc.
You Pick Where You Want to Learn
Traditional education often requires students to live where they learn, whereas online learning allows them to LEARN where they LIVE!
Whether it means staying home and close to family or moving to the city of your dreams, online learning makes education transportable, allowing students the freedom to accomplish their educational goals wherever they wish to do so.