Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

The ability to study wherever and whenever is just one of the number of benefits of from online learning. Particularly for those that have long put off seeking or returning to education because of a fear of traditional campus settings, this form of learning, commonly otherwise known as eLearning, has made the world of further study far more accessible.

Here are three benefits of online learning

The ability to set a personal learning pace

The ability to set a personal learning pace is the biggest benefit from online studying. Those who take this educational route are afforded the opportunity to study and reach their learning opportunities as and when they please. This means that studying, working and living can all be performed simultaneously and to one’s own pace. What’s more, learning can take place from wherever. The result of this is the fact that, even if the student wasn’t in the same country as the educational institute that they have enrolled to, they would still be able to use their resources and work collaboratively with their lecturers.

If arranging a timetable that would see you be able to learn, work and tend to your personal affairs at the same time and in your own way sounds appealing to you, then make sure to consider online learning.

You can boost your career

Again, online learning allows you the chance to balance studying and working with ease. What this means is that, by enrolling in specially selected programs, you would be able to work towards boosting your career while staying in your current role. By taking online graduate programs such as Health Informatics or Healthcare Management, you could find yourself learning what it takes to not only provide great healthcare but also just what is demanded of healthcare business owners. The end result? You are able to take your career to the next level.

Online courses look good on resumes

By completing an online program and then placing the details of your success on your resume, you will instantly make yourself look more attractive to potential employers. They will see that you were previously completely committed to learning, both in the ‘classroom’ and practically, simultaneously. They will also see that you are able to take on a number of different challenges at the same time. What’s more, they’ll also see you as being technologically adept. Together this can give you further opportunities that otherwise may not have been made available to you.

You may not be able to get the ‘true university/college experience’ when you choose to study online, but, as you can see above, there are still several benefits to eLearning. You can set your own personal studying pace, you can learn about your career while working your way up in it, and you can make your resume look particularly appealing.

Don’t be too quick to dismiss eLearning. It could be the educational route that is suited perfectly to who you are as a learner and what you do professionally.