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What are the Advantages of an Online Course?

The advantages to studying an online course are endless. What it lacks in personal interaction it can make up for in other areas. If you are considering an online course it will be up to you to decide if the positives of studying online outweigh the negative.

There are a Variety of Courses to Choose from

Studying online is more than just ‘short courses’. Now you can study everything from a short course in theology to your masters of theology or any other field you like. You aren’t locked in by the university or TAFE in your area. Instead, you can really fine-tune your interests and choose a course that is the perfect fit for you, no matter where you live.

Studying Online is Convenient and Flexible

You might be trying to balance work, family or both around studying. Online courses allow you to do this in a completely flexible manner. Coursework is available at any time of the day meaning you can schedule an hour in the morning or work into the night without being locked into the same time each day.

The Ability to Interact with others Openly

While you might think that you are missing out on the face-to-face interaction that comes with studying on campus, you might be surprised. People are often more open to expressing their opinions and having open discussions and debates online that may not happen in a face-to-face session.

Continue Career Advancement While Working

Gone are the days of needing to be away from your family or the comfort of your own home after work to pursue potential career advancement. Studying your coursework online means you can do it on weekends, holidays, during long service leave or at nights, all in the comfort of your own home.

Save Money on Commuting

Not only might you find yourself spending less on an online course, you can also save money on things like commuting to and from an educational institution, whether by car or public transport. You’ll save money on other expenses like food and drink. Printed resources and reading material can also be rather costly but can be avoided if you choose to study online.

Be in a Comfortable Learning Environment

A comfortable learning environment encompasses everything from the clothes you wear to the hours you work. When you study online nobody will know that you are still in your PJs or doing most of your learning late into the night. You’ll do whatever suits you and your timeline.

We offer theology courses to study theology online and academic support to all our students. If you’re looking to gain a Religious Education Certification in order to teach in Catholic schools, or you’re looking to do your Master in Leadership and Theology – BBI is there to help. Find out more today: 02 9847 0030.

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