We live in a busy world where time is of the essence. Wanting to learn, explore, and refine your skills requires time—and going to an actual classroom to gain knowledge may not fit into your schedule.
“Online learning has become the norm when it comes to education,” says Amanda Ringnalda, Chopra Center Vedic Master Educator and host of Synchrodestiny, a Chopra online event. “It’s convenient, allowing you the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home or anywhere that fits into your lifestyle.”
If you’re used to traditional learning, you may hesitate to wrap your arms around the online format, but it’s easy to adjust once you start. Here are ten reasons why online courses can help you reach your goals.
Go at Your Own Pace
Need to rewind to go over something? You can online. The beauty of online courses is that you can go at your own pace. They’re accessible 24 hours a day, so if you’re a morning person, you can hop online in your PJs to educate yourself. If you have to work all day and can only study at night, then you can tune into the course when the sun goes down to study. You can break chapters up into bite-size chunks, breeze through what you already understand, schedule tests on your time, and rewind or repeat to go over anything you may have missed.
Learn in the Comfort of Your Own Home
Create the environment that is comfortable for you. Cozy up to learn in your favorite chair, home office … or even the hammock in your yard. Choose the setting that is convenient and mentally prepares you for learning. Plus, you don’t need to worry about traffic, travel time, gas, or babysitters.
Study with Industry Experts
Instructors for online programs are often the best in their field. They are experts in their subject area, practice what they preach, and take their wisdom and experiences right to you in an online format.
Typically, the instructors who teach online already have a tremendous reputation, and are in high-demand. When they offer courses online, there’s often no waiting list, it’s quick and easy to get enrolled, and you can often begin the course right away or take it at your own pace.
Plus, their reputation is on the line (quite literally,) so they are motivated to teach you in a way that helps you grow and reach your goals.
Create Your Own Class
Have a few friends who are interested in learning the same thing? Gather everyone together to take the course online. Not only can you learn together, but you can also create study sessions to keep each other on track, and connect with your community of like-minded friends. Your group can explore and practice new learning together in the environment you create. Plus, two minds are better than one … so you can motivate and push one another to your highest potential.
Save on Gas, Go Green
Online courses don’t require any travel; therefore you don’t need to spend money on gas. Plus, you’re saving Mother Earth by staying in your home. Less pollution in the air translates to better air quality, which helps reduce your carbon footprint.
Focus on the Content
Online classes are all about learning. You can control the speed and timing, and focus on the content that is most relevant to you. You can also download worksheets, participate in discussion forums, take part in interactive presentations and forums, and track your progress as you go.
Press Pause When You Need To
Whether nature calls or you need to switch the laundry over, online courses give you the opportunity to press pause, take care of whatever requires your attention, and then get back to learning when you’re ready.
Get Your Feet Wet in a Subject
Not ready to fully dive into a subject? Online learning is a great way to get a taste of a topic you’re interested in, without making a big commitment. There’s low risk to enrolling online since it’s less expensive and flexible, and you can still satisfy your curiosity and begin your learning journey to find out if you’d like to take it further.
You might have participants from London, Ft. Lauderdale, and Sydney in your online course, adding their unique perspectives to the learning experience. This interesting dimension expands your perspective and makes for a truly global experience.
Learn at an Affordable Rate
Online education is a great way to learn from the best at an affordable price.
“Participants of our online programs have noted that they like how affordable and flexible it is … for those who want to study with Deepak, but don’t have the time or means to travel,” says Ringnalda.
Need we say more?
To kick-start your online learning journey, check out one of the Chopra Online programs. “The course Synchrodestiny was developed for online learning, and features Deepak Chopra teaching one of his most powerful classes,” says Ringnalda. “We transitioned Synchrodestiny from a live event to an online event in order to bring these transformation teachings to the global community.”
This five-week learning experience will teach you powerful techniques that you can put into action through daily rituals. Deepak is very skilled at explaining concepts in a user-friendly manner—perfect for online learning.
“The main thing I want someone to walk away with after they take this course is that life doesn’t have to be hard work, driving ambition, and exacting plans,” says Deepak Chopra, M.D. “If our inner nature is the nature of the universe, why do we have to struggle?”