If you’ve ever thought about the educational space in the digital realm, you may not know that there is something beyond short courses and college degrees. Flexible learning options, which include online classes, exist in the Philippines. That has expanded the accessibility of schooling to the levels of secondary and higher education.
However, you might also have a lot of misconceptions about online education because of the misinformation that is often spread about them. Here are some of the most common myths that usually alter people’s perceptions of pursuing different options:
The classes are more manageable and less comprehensive.
Lessons covered in online classes are as intricate and in-depth as any course requirement because they need to adhere to conditions set in place by the country’s Department of Education and its standards. So students still need to make an effort to learn their lessons well. But they can also rely on the system knowing that they are still getting a full education and aren’t missing out on any crucial topics and areas of learning.
The courses are expensive.
While the tuition fee ultimately depends on the institution of your choice, you can often expect local online schools to have more affordable rates because there is a lower operational cost without the need for a physical school, uniforms, and books. That also means you don’t have to pay for miscellaneous fees and you get to save on both food and travel allowances.
Across the globe, online schools vary in their ranges but often come up less expensive than their physical counterparts. In the United States, online classes can cost around 80% less than the traditional alternative.
Only limited certification is accomplished.
People often think that you can’t get actual accreditation in online schools and that it will be hard to either transfer units or carry a degree that holds water when it comes to job hunting. However, you can find online schools in the country that are directly certified by both the DepEd and the Commission on Higher Education.
You have no guidance or instruction.
Part of a student’s learning experience is being guided by a mentor and having someone to turn to when in need of clarification. Because modules and programs are dealt with online, many assume that an online student is pretty much on their own and can rely only on search engines. However, many online schools have instructors at the ready to answer any questions and even conduct exams.
It isn’t stimulating enough.
There is an idea that being in an online school means that students have no necessary participation, and that makes it not only limited but also dull. However, there are diverse subjects offered in digital education. The amount of enjoyment one derives from class can stem from their interest in what they are pursuing, whether it’s a strand for senior high school or a course for college. After all, the reason bridging programs were introduced in the country is as a remedy for senior high school students who felt they took the wrong track for the career they want to pursue.
Now that you’ve learned the facts behind these myths, you can make a more informed decision if you’re considering going online or know someone who can make use of this platform for their education.