Online colleges and the online college courses they have to offer are quite the neat little helper. They have permeated the classroom as they have found their way to the homes of a motley bunch of students who have vowed their allegiance to improving themselves so that they may have a better shot at the future.
So, what has spurred this rapid growth of online colleges and the arrival of online college courses. Simply put, mainstream universities have somewhat smugly shut their doors in front of the nose of many young, aspiring and, most importantly, academically apt people who, denied the opportunity to learn at an institution, have decided to create their own sources of learning. Small wonder then, that such online unicorns have become an ever more common sight.
But let us dispose with that and see what the answer of universities has been. Simply enough, they have already had a solution ready and gathering cobweb somewhere in their cellars. Scholarships have been improved and revved up. More candidates have been caught in the nets of education.
Meanwhile, people who have failed to be admitted decided to not even give online colleges a shot. Jack Ma, a famous Chinese entrepreneur, has been turned down by a renowned college ten times in a row. He was never good enough for them, but he created the world’s most powerful retailer, Alibaba. And all he knew was English. We are happy that Mr Ma never made it to university. It may seriously have tempered with his ability to spawn awesome innovation. And this is not to be passed upon lightly.
Nevertheless, education is here to stay. It has been designed to equip people with the skills they would need to go through their lives earning a good living, and most importantly, contributing to the good of the planet and economy.
Online education and the Internet as a whole have played a big role in advancing the cause of education. We could not deny how beneficial the spread of education has been for everyone.
A quick surfing of the internet reveals the University of Sussex and its great Master Scholarship programme. The deadline is 1 August 2018. The scholarship link is found here.