(31/11/2018) There are more workers to work from home and more students to study from home. This is because computer teachnology is more and more easily accessible and cheaper. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
An increasing number of people are seeking to enroll in distance learning courses as well as telecommuting due to current technological advances. From my perspective, students and workers can entirely benefit from this development.
To begin with, both e-learning and online working offer a great degree of flexibility. Via these platforms, workers will be spared the nine-to-fine regidity that most white-collar workers are subject to. This enables workers to work at their own pace and unwind at any time, thus relieving them from stress and increasing their productivity. As regards learners, it can be argued that hardly would they lag behind when the miss a lesson due to unprecedented situations, as oposed to those learning in traditional classrooms. This is because lectures or lessons are often recorded in the form of videos with detailed explanations and are always available for a review.
Another advantage of telecommuting and study via e-courses is that it helps companies and schools slash overhead costs, and thus enjoying a rise in quality. There is little need for employers to allocate expenditure for renting premises, equipping furniture or hiring cleaners or mainternance work, and such costs can be saved for enhancing products and services. Similarly, instead of huge amounts of budget for facilites such as tables, chairs or overhead projectors, schools can reinvest in upgrading the educational quality by placing stress on the contents of courses delivered
To conclude, online jobs and distance learning are beneficial in terms of scheduling and unburdening workers and learners of a number of irritations.