This is one of the factors that greatly affects students' interest in education. Freedom of choice in online education concerns many factors. The students themselves decide what they will study in a specific period of time, while a strict schedule is drawn up at the university or courses. In online education, you can start the subject you want to study right now. Yes, this does not exclude the obligation to go through all the necessary subjects and modules, but the freedom to set priority and time is obvious. Today, leading online education providers conduct courses that use the same approach as in the classroom, with fixed modules as per the requirement of the subject. The education process mainly depends on how the student can kindle their own interest and actually participate in the process, rather than just drifting through the lesson.
Accessibility in online education also allows the student choosing the way to take exams. You can take the exam in a quiet cafe next to your place. There is no need to move long distances, to stand in traffic or to push strollers through the public transport at rush hour. This does not mean you can skip or cheat the exam. With strict anti-fraud methods included to online education tools the examinee may be disqualify for breaking the rules. Technology has advanced a lot, and accessibility is crucial for education.
Innovations in cloud technologies have been brining great opportunities to online education.
Online education brings countless benefits from lower fees and location freedom to extra flexibility in terms of choosing your courses and the time you want to invest in studying.
On 15 November 2020 SIIL jointly with our partner SSHE (Swiss School of Higher Education, Montreux) announces the opening of the Swiss International Centre of Languages and Translation.