(By Katie Lepi)

If you haven’t taken an online course yourself, have you ever wondered what online learning is really like? While the online learning platforms used from school to school may differ slightly, online learning offers more than what most people would think. The handy infographic below takes a look at some of the common myths about online learning, following them up with a more accurate representation, as well as some of the things that online learning offers students, regardless of age or the subject that they’re studying.

Learning About Online Learning

Myths vs. Reality

M: Students don’t take learning seriously

R: Students are more engaged with their learning and with their teachers

M: Online learning is easy and students are isolated

R: Online learning is challenging, and many students participate in in-person meetings with their peers

M: Online students just play games and have little interaction

R: Students engage with challenging content and frequent interaction

Advantages of Online Education

  • Customisation – adaptive learning with individual pathways
  • Motivation- more engaging content with an emphasis on modalities that produce persistence
  • Equalisation – 24/7/365 access to quality content and great teachers for all students