The New Normal in Education

After more than a year of pandemic, it’s safe to say that a “new normal” has emerged. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered new ways of learning. The new normal in education is the increased use of online learning tools.  All around the world, educational institutions including IU International University of Applied Sciences, are turning to online learning platforms to continue with the process of educating students.  Online learning has been all the rage in recent years, and for good reason!

You will have more flexibility to fit into your daily schedule 

Opting for online education provides the opportunity for increased flexibility to juggle your career, education, and home life without the confines of a fixed schedule. With 24/7 access to course materials and the ability to study and complete coursework at any time, online learning can fit into your schedule instead of the other way around.

At IU, online learning offers the flexibility to fit into your daily schedule. Whether you are a working professional, a busy parent, an early bird, or a night owl, you can easily access course materials and complete assignments at a time and place that suits you best.

With IU’s user-friendly online platform, you can attend virtual classes, participate in discussions, and interact with professors and fellow students from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. This flexibility allows you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while pursuing your academic goals.

So, if you want to sleep in and attend your 8 am lecture at noon, go for it! Just make sure you don’t miss any deadlines. One of our students explained it like this:

“My online studies are easy to combine with swimming practices because it is completely free of time and location restraints. This great flexibility lets me study easily between workouts.” – Celine Rieder, Professional swimming athlete and B.A. Digital Business student at IU  

You have the ability to study at your own pace 

Online learning, such as at IU, allows you to learn at your own pace, review course materials as often as needed, and focus more on difficult courses. Unlike in-person classes where you will need to take notes feverishly during lectures, online learning gives you unlimited access to course materials, enabling learners to review and revisit the course materials at a time when they are most focused. Online learning provides you with the luxury of being able to progress quickly through materials in easier courses, freeing up time to devote to more challenging coursework.


You will have access to personalised learning 

Each student has their own unique way of learning, whether it be through visuals, audio, in-class instruction, or independent study. When you are learning at home, you can create your own unique atmosphere that is conducive to your needs for studying.

By providing you with the ability to learn in a comfortable and distraction-free environment, online learning can enhance the learning experience.

At IU, personalised courses are available, ensuring that you receive an education that meets your specific requirements. This approach to learning enables you to eliminate any distractions, create a comfortable workspace, and keep all materials close at hand, without the need to transport them to a physical classroom.

You pay less than a traditional classroom 

Compared to traditional in-person learning, online education is significantly more cost-effective.  By opting for remote learning from home, you can save money in various ways.  Firstly, you can avoid the expense of commuting to a physical classroom daily, which includes costs of transportation and living expenses like accommodation. Additionally, the tuition fees for online courses can be lower than those charged by brick-and-mortar institutions, since they do not have to bear the overhead expenses of maintaining physical classrooms.

You can easily find and access the programmes that you desire

Learning remotely liberates you from geographical constraints, enabling you to select a programme that aligns with your academic objectives.  Different institutions specialize in certain fields and degrees, and by choosing the right one, you can find opportunities that cater to your learning needs and courses that assist you in accomplishing your educational goals.

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, online education has become an integral part of the “next normal” and will exist alongside traditional education.  The integration of artificial intelligence and mobile education will create more educational opportunities, improve access to education, and spur innovation in the field of education.  This will contribute to a more equitable education system with a wider range of options available to learners.

Choosing to be a student at most universities, and especially at IU, is about more than just earning a degree. IU offers a wide range of degree programmes with a strong focus on practical skills and a network of 100,000+ international students. Develop yourself personally and professionally through future-oriented, flexible studies.

If you apply now, you can secure scholarships up to 75%.


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