Online Education Courses
Online Education Courses are a great way to expand your knowledge in the comfort of your home. They give you the flexibility to study at your own pace, and are often much cheaper than attending a college or university as you can continue to work and study, as well as not needing to pay for the use of the training facilities.
About 8 years ago I studied a Masters by Distance Education in Australia to move my career to the next level. This has since worked, but took 3 years of hard work and dedication, not only from me, but also my partner. I have since had several managerial roles, and run large projects, as well as developed a greater appreciation for the power of the Internet and the opportunities it has opened up.
I have also completed many Online Certifications that have also helped expand my subject matter expertise, and have proven this is a great way to become certified in a particular field in order to allow you to work in that specialized area (e.g. Forklift driver, Barista, or even Scuba Diving Instructor).
The only requirements are;
- A computer
- An internet connection
- The desire to learn and succeed
You can actually sometimes get away without #1 and #2 if you live near a library or internet café!!
However #3 is key to being successful and having the desire to better yourself.
Types of Online Training Courses
There are several types of Online Training courses that are available, through various means;
- Distance Education – via a College or university (MBA, Degree, Diploma, or similar certification offered by an education institute)
- Online Professional Diploma – offered by a professional agency (e.g. RSA – Responsible Service of Alcohol – required to serve alcohol in public licensed venues).
- Personal Development – or Self-improvement (Learn How to Blog and Start an Online Business!)
The choice of Online Training Course will be based on your personal needs and where you are at in life! Some people tend to like to complete a degree to prove they can, or to better their career.
Then there is the person wishing to simply increase their knowledge in a certain area, for Personal Development. This could be finance (how to trade Forex, how to renovate your home, or How to start a business online!
There are many organisations that provide free or great value online training courses in Thousands of different subjects. However it is important that you check out what you are getting before handing over your Credit Card!
It is also important that your Partner is on-board, as it can take a lot of personal time to succeed and complete some online courses, even though they tend to be more flexible, they should completed in a time frame that you agree to in order to ensure success, as this can take up valuable free time.
This type of Online Education Course can also transform your life and allow you to work from anywhere in the world that has access to the Internet. A lot of people have given up their day job simply by educating themselves on how to profit from their Blog, which is often something they are passionate about.
Learn How to Blog – is a great example of a quality training course that provides 12 months or more of material to give you enough knowledge to start a Blog and profit from it, or transform an existing Blog and turn it into a $100k+ income. Their is fast online support available and a huge amount of free material and other students to share knowledge with. Some students even diversify into Affiliate marketing as they believe in the quality of the training provided an value for money.