Because of the development of technology, education has become a more accessible commodity, now, more than ever. This is because of the power of the World Wide Web to connect people even from opposite sides of the globe.
An example of this is what we now call as long distance learning or online learning.
There are a lot of online learning available nowadays. There is the regular schooling process where students can choose courses that they can complete by accomplishing the tasks and requirements that the teachers provide them, online. This is especially true for graduate schools because their students are usually those who are already working. Also, some prestigious schools are located farther from the city, hence, even when schools are available nearby, in order to avail the services of well-founded schools, students would rather learn from them online.
A more popular long distance learning, however, is online tutoring.
Services of tutors are mostly sought by those who wishes to learn English. They hire tutors to talk to them and teach them in English and the payment is also made online. This is especially easy because tutors don’t even need to be fluent in the mother tongue of their students because there is the internet to communicate for certain things that the students cannot fully comprehend. There are available pictures, translators, and anything the internet has to offer in order to make the teaching and learning experience, easier and faster.
When tutors are lucky, some students would not be so strict with regards to the topic you tackle. As long as you speak English to them and you listen to how they speak English and correct their mistakes, they learn even faster.
Teaching and learning has never been more fun because of the internet. It has provided us with a way to connect and learn, all around the world. Not only that, it has also given us the chance to make friends with people who live miles away from us, making everyone surpass the differences of races and culture.
Of course, there are still groups that find it difficult to accept the fact that Education can now be easily attained. The standards of how well you are as an educated person, can already almost be gained by everyone, as long as they have an internet access. While this is a good thing since a lot of people can now be educated, it raises a problem in terms of assessing just how educated a person could be.
Nonetheless, technology has still given this generation a wonderful gift. Hopefully, people will continue to use it for the better and refrain from abusing the education that the internet brings. Of course, online education should also be respected and that cheating of any sorts through online education should always be checked upon.