The question often asked by hundreds of students who are registered with Coursepedia is, “What attracts so many people to study for online with Coursepedia?” With so many people, from so many different needs, backgrounds and cultures, individuals have varying reasons for studying with us online. However, there are many core learnings we have from surveys, questionnaires and direct learner feedback in the past. Some of the reasons are shared below:
Considering the level of competition in the world market, whether a blue collar or white collar, it is important to be knowledgeable on what must be acquired in order to get ahead, they need to have something the next most competitive individual does not. Perhaps there are three people in the marketing department, but only one knows how to build a website after taking a free course on Coursepedia, or you are seeking a promotion in your company, but you alone have a Diploma in Business Management. With so many courses to choose from, having knowledge of various areas of knowledge and competence regularly gives Coursepedia Graduates an edge in the workplace.
Improvement of workplace skills is the major reason people study with Coursepedia. These are learners often already in a job or seeking a promotion, who find the self-paced learning provided by Coursepedia, in Certificate, and Diploma courses, ideal to stay competitive in their place of work. Whether it is refreshing the knowledge of business communication skills, sharpening their skills in stress management, building their assertiveness, entrepreneurs and employees know the relevance of ensuring their skills are kept up to date.
Learning on Coursepedia also gave confidence to entrepreneurs who reported much more confidence in seeking to start their own businesses once they had completed entrepreneurship and business courses on Coursepedia. 90% of Coursepedia graduates said in this same survey that learning on Coursepedia “encouraged them to learn further”. Importantly, we would like to point out that Coursepedia learners were not only encouraged to complete more courses on Coursepedia, but many reported that as a result of learning on Coursepedia, they felt up to it to apply to attend higher institutions for the first time.
The rate of attrition from new learner at higher institution level across the globe are on the increase. More and more young people are being encouraged to study at higher institution level, but making course choices is a challenge in these times where knowledge is expanding at an unprecedented rate. So, what many hundreds of thousands of learners do is if they think they want to study Psychology or Business management at higher institution level, the first step they should be encouraged to take is a course online, on Psychology or Business management on Coursepedia. There is little or no cost, and if you finish a course or two, excel at it and like it, then, and only then, consider applying for a four year degree in the discipline.
The task of learning on Coursepedia is most often done on an individual basis, but feedback we receive from learners also tells us that the incentive to learn and achieve with Coursepedia is also driven by commitments our learners make to their families and communities. By learning online, a member of a family or community gives a clear example to others on where their priorities lie. A more productive and capable learner through learning is not only more impactful in the workplace, but also influence their communities and families positively.