Continuing Education: Which is Best for You?

Continuing Education: Which is Best for You?

Have you ever considered continuing education in your active adult years? Higher education doesn’t limit itself to any age, and there are plenty of options to help active adults learn a new subject and keep their minds sharp.

If continuing education is something you’d like to pursue, there are a lot of options for subjects to explore and types of classes to take – but there’s one big decision to make first: Will you be taking your classes online, or on a physical campus? Both options have benefits, and it really depends on which suits your lifestyle better. Read on to learn more about which option is best for you!

Online Learning

The primary benefit of online continuing education classes is that you can generally take the class on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. There is no need to worry about traveling to and from classes, and can you work online classes into your current schedule as you see fit. Though many people may be daunted by the idea of taking these classes online, many programs offer simple online interfaces that are easy to navigate.

Just because your classes are online doesn’t mean you’ll have zero interaction with your teachers or fellow classmates! When you consider email, video chatting and other methods of online communication, the sky’s the limit when you need to ask your teacher a question or confer with a classmate.

Choosing to take your classes online also means you have a large variety of choices at your fingertips. Just do a quick Google search for “continuing education classes” and you’ll see what we mean!

Campus Learning

If you prefer a more traditional style of learning, taking continuing education classes in a campus setting could be the perfect option for you! It really comes down to your learning style. Even though online classes can still offer an impressive level of interaction, some people simply learn better and enjoy learning more when they’re in a physical classroom.

An additional advantage to campus learning is that you’ll have face-to-face interaction with fellow classmates. For social butterflies who are interested in both learning and having a social component, campus classes are perfect. Luckily for our residents at The Villages at Two Rivers, nearby Anne Arundel Community College is a nationally-ranked campus that offers plenty of subject and class options to fulfill your continuing education needs!

Whichever option – online or campus – you decide to pursue, continuing education is a great option for active adults to make the most of their 55+ years!