Social opportunities are offered by distance learning programs

Social opportunities are offered by distance learning programs
Social opportunities are offered by distance learning programs

Some students may worry that they will not have the opportunity to meet their classmates or professors if they choose to pursue a degree online. However, many of the communication platforms that are offered by these tracks can enable enrollees to engage in social activity.

In fact, web-based classes can even lead to romantic relationships. Such was the case of Jeremy and Linda Phillips, who met via a discussion board for an online class within which they were both enrolled.

The course, which covered comparative religions, spawned a great deal of debate between the now-married classmates.

"Our ideas clashed and so did we," Jeremy said. "Somehow our first impression changed - discussion board posts led to e-mails, which led to phone calls, which led to meeting face-to-face, which eventually led to our marriage."

The two have been married for three and a half years, had one daughter together and are expecting a baby boy.

These individuals are proof of the unexpected ways that online learning can improve one's life. While improved educational qualifications can lead to a wider range of career options, returning to school in a web-base format could lead to other unexpected yet positive changes.

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