Mobile Technology Makes Online Education Even More Convenient

uofphdis Mobile Technology Makes Online Education Even More Convenient

Would you like to go back to school, whether for a degree or enrichment, but don’t think that you can because of your kids? With online colleges and University classes, it is easier than ever, because you don’t have to commute and your timing is flexible. Now, the University of Phoenix has created a free mobile app that makes it easier than ever to stay connected to your coursework and classmates on the run.

About ten years ago, I wanted to get a graduate degree in library science. At the time, my sons were too young to leave alone at home, and I was trying to figure out what to do. Then I found that I could get my degree online and all problems were solved.

I loved taking online classes. All of my classes were asynchronous, so I could take them after the kids went to sleep or while they were in school. The classes were just as challenging as traditional ones, just much easier to get to. And there is actually more conversation because it is easier to post to a message board than speak up in class.

Now, with additional help of mobile apps, like the one from the University of Phoenix, going back to school at any age, has to be even more convenient. With PhoenixMobile, students can access classroom discussions and assignments and receive real time alerts when grades are posted, right from their iPhone or iPod Touch. You don’t even have to be home in front of your computer.

I am a big fan of education. You can never learn too much. If you’ve been putting off advancing your education because you are home with your kids, you don’t have to anymore. You will still have work to do, but online schooling is so flexible and convenient, you can fit it into any schedule. And just think of how good it will look to your teens to see their mom studying and doing school work. It can be another way to bond. 

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