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The Benefits Of Online Short Courses | Michael Noudelman

Saturday, January 2, 2016 9:57
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There was a time when learning was considered to be just a way to secure a job. Since most people secured a job after earning a college Diploma, they tended to part ways with formal learning. Only those with a more academic bent of mind, opted for further studies. Continued learning was said to be idealistic. However, with changing times, the concept has changed too. People have started realising that the sole purpose of learning cannot be getting a job. Although, professional success is, to a great extent, dependent on academic success, there are many benefits of continuous learning that cannot be ignored.

In the recent years, more and more people have started taking an interest in continuous learning. Their reasons for getting back to learning vary. For some it is career enhancement, for others it is lifestyle improvement and for some, it is simply the joy of learning.

It must be noted here that for busy adults, it is easier said than done to get back to learning. They have various commitments, both on professional and personal fronts of their lives. These commitments hardly leave them with enough time to invest in learning. That is why they prefer to enrol in online short coursesSingapore, among other economically developed countries, have seen a large number of professionals pursuing short courses.


Some of the ways in which online short courses can help aspirants are:


Achieving professional success

Nowadays, continuous knowledge enhancement has become a basic criterion of all industries. In fact, the inability to enhance one’s professional knowledge and skills can even result in the loss of job. On the other hand, learning more about the latest happenings and technologies in one’s job sector can help him perform better. Consistently performing well can earn an employee a salary hike or even a promotion. His updated knowledge may also increase his employability in overly competitive job markets. He will be able to switch jobs, if or when, necessary. A retired or unemployed individual can pursue a short course to learn a new trade and find employment. The knowledge may even help him to start a business of his own

Finding a hobby

It often happens that individuals are interested in something but cannot pursue it actively owing to various reasons. Enrolling in relevant courses can help them understand the sector better and take up a hobby. Investing in a hobby is a healthy way to spend time.

Improving lifestyle

Pursuing a short course may lead to better job opportunities, which in turn, may lead to financial stability. This may help an individual to improve the quality of his life. Being able to cater to one’s own and his loved ones’ needs, keeps him happy. Happiness can keep issues like inferiority complex and depression away.


As stated earlier, many Singaporeans have already enrolled in online short courses. Their reason is mainly to achieve further professional goals. Besides, professional courses, most institutions in Singapore offer much variety in short e-learning coursesSingapore places much importance on continued learning as it helps individuals to lead a better quality life. Aspirants can pursue a programme that they think will benefit them the most. Since, these courses are fairly affordable and get completed within a shorter span of time than a full-time course, everyone from a student to a retired individual can pursue them.


(c) Michael Noudelman

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