Online learning is a growing and exciting new way to learn about almost anything. If there is a course you have always wanted to take or a skill you have always wanted to learn, but you have not had the time to attend a traditional face-to-face class or there hasn't been an opportunity near you, then online learning might be your answer.
Today's online learning opportunities offer everything from one-hour live workshops to online degrees. There is virtually something for everyone, all you have to do is find it.
However, learning online is different from learning in a face-to-face setting, and it is important to think about your goals, your needs and your interests before committing yourself to something. You also need to think about the time you have available, your comfort level with using technology and the equipment that is at your disposal. As we all become more familiar with computers and computer access becomes increasingly common, online learning will continue to open doors and offer learning opportunities for those who are interested.