Online courses are popping everywhere. On Facebook, Twitter, and even youtube! People from other countries post their content online and teach other people their trade. These slowly then progressed into the big companies such as Udemy, Masterclass, and Khan Academy that we all know today.
However, there’s always the stopper: how much it costs and how to pay. After all, nobody likes putting their credit card out there for people to use. Considering how social media had been used to fish for information, it’s even scarier now that some random person has your credit card number.
But if you think about it, these online courses are onto something. It also challenges the notion of constantly learning in the classroom. It then addresses one of the weaknesses in the classroom: the learning being constrained in four walls. There’s only a blackboard and books to learn from. And while some learn best from that approach, others learn by immersing themselves into the subject.
When we say immersing themselves, it’s about them striking up a new phenomenology. It’s about learning from a different discourse. When a person enrolls in a workshop, they find themselves with other people and at times outside a classroom. This then begins to alter their perspective that learning is no longer just in a book. But an offline workshop is still similar to a classroom. How about we take it up a notch? How about an online one?
Not only you get to screen record what’s going on. But you can do it in the safety in your own home. The only problem would most likely be the state of internet and also matching the time. After all, most of these workshops occur in the West.
So, is it worth the money? Should you try?
Well, that’s up to you if you want to learn or not.