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Online study is not the alternative anymore

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Statistics have shown that e-learning is growing by staggering numbers globally, with many learning providers offering online training as a leading study option that produces quality results. These college's pass rates revealed that students studying online courses generally score higher on final exams than those enrolled in traditional classes.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to why students studying purely online perform better in exams, but that doesn't mean that it should be everybody's first choice.

Why studying online could work for you

In a modern and fast paced world, the average person has very limited time to devote to all their responsibilities, urging them to seek a more flexible way to achieve their qualification.

Online studying is ideal if you have a busy lifestyle and you have a lot of other responsibilities. That's because online courses often enable flexible study hours. Instead of having set dates on which you come to class, you can access the recorded classes online at a time that's convenient to you.

Other benefits you'll enjoy is that you can pause and rewind lectures and revisit concepts you don't understand. With unlimited access to your online study portal, you can also move at your own pace. It enables you to move at a faster pace than your traditional once-a-week class, enabling you to finish your course much faster. Or you can take it a slower pace, because you are not restricted by the pace of the group.

The accessibility of online studies makes it ideal for people who live in remote areas. Instead of travelling long hours to come to class, one can now sit in the front row of each class, while studying at home. E-learning is growing at such a high rate because it offers a convenience that face-to-face classes cannot and interaction that you won't find in home study.

How important is structure
When considering studying online, students often fear the loss of a structured programme. They feel that the structure they find in traditional classes motivates them to stay on track. But when an online course is well-structured and has weekly test submission dates, it means you will be more inclined to stay on track. Add to this the course monitors who track your level of engagement and prompt you to return to your studies or stick to your study schedule, and we find ourselves in a place where studying online exceeds the level of personalised support one can find in face-to-face classes.

The truth is that online learning offers students a multi-dimensional approach to learning.  This means you'll get different approaches to learning, which has proven to contribute greatly towards high pass rates, explaining why our online students often outperform classroom-based students in exams.

Be exam ready in 6 -8 weeks with IBTC online classes

Following a structured study programme can get you ready to write and pass your exam in 6 – 8 weeks or work at your own pace.

Registration is now open for CIMA and ACCA online classes. To sign up go to www.ibtc.co.za and click on the book now button. Alternatively, you can call Robert on 0861 111 411 and he will gladly offer advice on how to get started.

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