Thinking of Transitioning to Online Learning? Here’s Why You Should.

By Zac Cunningham, Brand Ambassador. Online Bachelor of Science in Communication student.

The only thing that has stayed completely stable in my life since the COVID-19 pandemic began is my education experience. The whole world as I knew it changed. Everything and everyone had to adapt to a new way of living...except the online students at Arizona State University.

I maintained the same schedule and needed to put in the same work ethic in order to succeed. Was it harder to focus with all the chaos going on in the world? No question! However, when I needed help, resources such as success coaches, tutors, and professors were there for me. There is no question that ASU Online is the most efficient and adaptable way of learning. It does not matter what is going on in your own life,  Arizona State gives you a path that’s organized by you so learning fits into your schedule, along with everything else such as life, family, work, and more. If you are even thinking about making the leap into online education, go for it! I am sure you will never regret it.

With the adjustable schedule of online learning, it is possible to fit it around work, life, and other hobbies. If I can do it, there is no question in my mind that you can do it too. I work late afternoon/night shifts the majority of the time, so for me that means in the morning and early afternoons, school takes priority. When all my tasks are done, which is usually a couple days a week, I give that time to my hobbies and family. It is unquestionably a doable lifestyle that can be enjoyable and productive, even though there is a stigma that you cannot work or have a life while being enrolled in college.

I am so thankful that school did not just completely become canceled due to the pandemic and that my progress towards my degree was not delayed. Arizona State University is number one in innovation for a lot of reasons and one of the many reasons is because of online learning. The way ASU Online is constructed is ahead of the current times and will continue to be the way to get things done in the future. If I had to give four reasons why you should make the transition into online learning because of the pandemic I would say:

  1. It makes your school schedule adjustable with everything else that is going on in life.
  2. There are strong resources such as tutors, success coaches, high-level professors, and more that will give you help to succeed.
  3. It is cheaper than going to college in person on campus.
  4. Once completed, you get a sought after degree from a great, regionally accredited university.

We're so excited to share Zac’s story! Zac is a part of our #LearnASULive team, an ASU Online brand ambassador program highlighting students who are earning their degrees while living their lives to the fullest. If you enjoyed this, be sure to check back for new articles from Zac so that you can follow along with his journey. To check out all his posts to date, visit Zac’s Instagram!

Want to hear from our other ambassadors, too? Use the #LearnASULive hashtag across your favorite social channels to browse through them!

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