Published: 14th November 2020
The trainer brainer: Here's why you cannot afford to miss online education
‘What is the best course for me to pursue through the online mode?’ — this must be a very common question that arises in the mind of many youngsters, particularly the graduates
The floodgates seem to have opened up with regard to online courses and certifications for many programmes in various sectors. Online courses have really increased and become more popular during the pandemic, with schools closed and classes all across the board going virtual. Whatever the reason, we have to take note of the fact that the online mode of education is constantly growing and that the youth cannot afford to miss out.
‘What is the best course for me to pursue through the online mode?’ — this must be a very common question that arises in the mind of many youngsters, particularly the graduates who are on the threshold of stepping into the professional world. There isn’t an answer already prepared for that question since each individual must really know what is actually required to enhance their skill sets. They are no doubt faced with a situation called ‘problem of plenty’. They are being served an array of online courses on a platform.
Moving away from the traditional distance education programmes of the past, the current trend of online courses are rather similar to a crash course that is short-term, instant and ready to begin at home as soon as you have registered. The significant aspect is that the admission to these courses is often automated and gives you a login at your fingertips once the payment is made and receipt acknowledged.
It is necessary that the students are sensitised to the need to be oriented towards choosing the course that suits them.
Online education and training need a lot of self-motivation to stay on course with the methodology of the particular discipline that you have chosen. Be prepared to spend adequate time and energy to know about the course that you want to pursue well in advance before actually joining it.
You can also do a self-assessment so as to identify the skill gap within you and the prospective career destination that you want to actually land up in.
You can choose an extra course that is aligned with your core subject
Choosing an extra course enhances placement opportunities
Choose a course that gives you a scope for experiential learning
Check about the technological know-how that you need to have before starting the course