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The New Norm - Online Literacy

Updated: Jul 19, 2020

Every educator is familiar with the concept of literacy which is the ability to read and write. An illiterate person, who cannot read or write, will inevitably struggle to get along in society. It’s impossible to go on to higher education or get a high-paying job without the ability to read and write. Even daily tasks, like reading a newspaper or filling out job applications, are difficult for an illiterate person. There are ways by which a person can get an educated-The the traditional way of enrolling in school and choosing a course and online literacy.

Online learning or literacy is education that takes place over the Internet. It is often

contemporary education. It made a huge change in the system and opened great opportunities for everyone who wants to learn something.

The traditional system of education has some disadvantages- from the high cost of learning to inconvenience in learning and more, online learning makes up for these shortcomings. Let’s highlight some benefits of learning online:


Online learning is convenient compared to the traditional system of education. With online learning you can learn from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world. You have access to learning 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It can accommodate your busy schedule.

Enhanced Learning

Research shows an increased depth of understanding and retention of course content; more meaningful discussions; emphasis on writing skills, technology skills, and life skills like time management, independence, and self-discipline. In a nutshell you learn more than you initially planned for.


Increased student-to-teacher and student-to-student interaction and discussion.

A more student-centered learning environment; less passive listening and more active learning. A greater sense of connectedness, synergy. More attention is given to you as a learner which you might not receive in the traditional system of education. You have direct access to the tutor and have a greater sense of connection which makes you learn faster.

It saves money

This is the most obvious. From lower tuition fees to little or no money spent on food, transport, accommodation, the printing of learning materials, etc, online learning is far more pocket friendly as compared to the traditional system of education.

You’ll Make Better Decisions

When you have limited ways to get information, your choices are also limited. Online Learning allows you to search, study, analyze, and compare the vast resources available to you. It adds to your body of knowledge which can allow you to make better decisions.

Same High Quality

Accredited online study platforms have to meet certain criteria and curriculum standards, just like traditional schools. They are held to rigorous standards similar to on-the-ground learning schools.

The Learning House study found that 85% of online students who had experienced both in-person and digital classrooms felt that learning online was as good as or better than going to campus for college. From instructor interaction to virtual collaboration with other classmates, there's not much students miss from the in-classroom experience when they're learning online.

There are many benefits of online school, and depending on your needs, online learning may be a good fit for you.

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