Back to Blog 6 Reasons Online Learning Can Work for You Blog Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email 6 Reasons Online Learning Can Work for You Education is vital for personal and professional growth, but it’s not always easily accessible, especially for adult-learners trying to juggle full-time jobs, family, and other responsibilities. At UC Online, we know the journey to graduation is unique to you — which is why we offer high-quality, flexible online programs designed to fit school into your life, instead of fitting your life around school. Our renowned faculty and staff will walk with you every step of the way to ensure your success, providing the convenience, resources, and tools you need to achieve your goals on your schedule. Below, you’ll find six reasons why learning with us as an online Bearcat can — and will — work for you. You’ll have more flexibility to balance your career, education, and home life without being restricted by a fixed schedule. Our courses are offered asynchronously, so instead of rearranging your life to work around traditional class times, you’ll be able to complete your coursework and study when it works for you — plus, you’ll do it all without the commute to campus. You’ll develop new technical skills by completing your studies digitally, becoming familiar with tools — such as videoconferencing, online portals, Google suite, and more — that are commonly used in the workplace. These skills are critical to landing interviews with employers looking for qualified candidates. You’ll maintain your employment by learning on your own time, whether that means completing coursework in the early morning or logging on from your local coffee shop on the weekend. Better yet, you may be able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your current position, increasing your value with your employer. You’ll have the opportunity to develop healthy habits due to the flexibility of online learning. With less time spent commuting, and minimal interruption to your daily schedule you’ll have more opportunities to take breaks throughout the day and get outside to walk, exercise, and/or prepare food, which in turn will make you less likely to rely on quick snacks and energy drinks to get you through your study time. Additionally, creating a dedicated workspace in your home makes it easier to focus without the interruptions and distractions you may find in a coffee shop. Adopting practical, healthy habits to fit into your personalized routine will help you stay as productive as possible. You’ll develop better time management skills by prioritizing your time in a way that allows you to focus on school, work, and your personal life. These skills won’t just help you with your learning but can also make you more appealing to employers seeking productive, effective employees. You’ll enjoy a higher return on investment since most online learners escape the high cost of not just room and board, but the added expenses related to traveling to campus. By living off-campus you’ll be able to begin saving money and keep the salary you earn — minimizing the long-term impact of financial aid. “As a mom of four children, a flexible online education was the best choice. I chose the University of Cincinnati Online because it allowed me to set up my clinicals close to home. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. The faculty made time to meet with me one-on-one using Skype and I could schedule time with proctors for my tests.” — Wendi, MSN Nurse Midwifery “As a working Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, the online format worked for my schedule without reducing or changing my hours. Despite being off campus, I felt very connected and supported by all of my instructors.” — Cece T., Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Why Should I Choose UC Online? At the University of Cincinnati Online, education innovation is at the forefront of what we do. Not only were we one of the first institutions in the nation to offer online courses, but we’ve maintained that creativity today with dozens of flexible programs designed to suit your individual lifestyle and career goals. With our virtual format, you’ll never feel alone as you join a community of committed faculty, staff, and students who — like you — are balancing their responsibilities and aspirations. And with 96% post-graduation job placement, your future is possible here. Take the Next Step As a 200-year-old learning institution, we are dedicated to helping busy professionals like you build a brighter future. Our online students are highly valued members of our community and graduate with the same prestigious degrees as our in-person students — degrees that develop new skills, cultivate in-depth knowledge, and take careers to the next level. Are you ready to learn more? Explore our online programs to discover how you can achieve your goals with a degree from the University of Cincinnati Online; or take the first step in advancing your career by beginning your application today.