The phrase “college student” typically conjures images of young people between 18 and 22. However, 14% of UT’s undergraduate students are older than 22. Over one-fifth of college students are parents on a national level.
Unlike many of their peers, student parents prefer online courses to face-to-face instruction. Online education helps these students achieve both financial security and academic success.
Virtual learning environments can feel impersonal, dull, and occasionally pointless. Many college students require faculty and fellow students’ academic, social, physical, and emotional support. However, online learning gives parent students a way to balance their responsibilities at home and school.
Online learning offers greater flexibility and reduces the cost of childcare and transportation. This viewpoint ought to be acknowledged as essential knowledge in the ongoing discussion about the future of online learning.