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Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Popular Ways to Learn While You Travel

A large number of people take the opportunity to learn a new skill or obtain a new qualification while they are travelling. This idea is not as crazy as it may seem because most people who travel have a lot of spare time on their hands when they’re going from one place to another, which could be put to better use. Below are some popular and effective ways to learn new things while you travel.

photo/ Tran Mau Tri Tam

photo/ Tran Mau Tri Tam

Online University Courses

All of the leading universities and colleges understand how powerful the internet is, which has resulted in thousands of high quality online university courses being made available to students. For example, anyone who wishes to complete a public health degree can sign up for an MPH degree online and start studying anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. This removes all of the restrictions associated with classroom-based learning, where you would have to attend lectures for a master in public health course in person.

Online Memberships

A wide range of experts in different fields have started to share their knowledge with others through online membership websites. For a small recurring or one-time fee, you get access to valuable information about a particular topic. This information is usually presented through videos, audio and text, which are all formats you can easily view or listen to on a wide range of devices including laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

Digital Downloads

Not all online courses are delivered as memberships. Large numbers of individuals and businesses provide short courses on specific subjects which can be emailed to you or downloaded. These digital downloads are also usually in the form of video, audio or text documents.

Video Sharing Websites

You don’t always have to pay for valuable online information. Millions of useful videos are available on video sharing websites like YouTube. Once again, all kinds of topics are explained and demonstrated and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.

Mobile Apps

As the internet and mobile technologies have evolved, it has become much easier to consume information on all kinds of mobile devices. The emergence of mobile apps has made it even easier to take courses on the go through your cell phone or similar device. This gives you a much more affordable, flexible way to study and you can be updated instantly about any developments in the course you take and communicate easily with lecturers and other students through your phone.

Video Conferencing Courses

If you want the more personal touch while you are studying on the move, video conferencing is the perfect solution. Today’s mobile devices allow you to hold live video conferences with anyone who has the same video conferencing software or app you have. For example, a large number of students learn a new language in this way.

In the past, it would have almost been impossible to study effectively while you travelled. Thanks to the latest technologies, this is no longer the case and you can now study where you want, when you want.

Guest Author: Carol Trehearn

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