Everything You Wanted To Know About Taking An Online Course
The old Oscar Wilde saying is true - you can never be over-educated. But for many people, finding the time and money to attend school full-time is simply not feasible. Learning should know no bounds and should be accessible to everyone, and one organization is making that a reality.
Shaw Academy is an online educator dedicated to teaching people real-world skills with a personalized schedule. They help people gain global qualifications and pursue their passions in subjects like photography, business, finance, graphic design and technology. Their courses are made up of original content and interactive online lectures that can fit into anybody's busy life.
Here's everything you need to know.
What is Shaw Academy?
Shaw Academy is basically an online university where you can attain higher education at a fraction of the cost of brick and mortar schools. Their goal is to make education accessible to everybody and provide a supportive online community of students and skilled teachers. After you complete their interactive lessons, you earn the equivalent of an Associate's Degree that is internationally recognized.
What courses do they offer?
They have over 50 online courses, including photography, marketing, nutrition, and even cryptocurrency. Each course consists of 4 modules, which take 4 weeks to complete. That's just 4 months to finish the course, instead of the usual four years at a university. All courses take place online at scheduled times, twice a week. If you happen to miss a class, they are all uploaded and available to stream. Each live class has a bonus 15-20 minute Q&A; at the end.
How much does it cost?
All of the courses cost just $49.99 a month - but when you enroll, you get unlimited access to ALL of their courses. And best of all, you can get the 1st month for free! There's no obligation to continue after the first free month, and if you do, you can pause or cancel at any time.
What type of certification do you earn?
Their courses earn you a certification which is to Level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework, the equivalent of an Associate's Degree in the US. All of the content is curated by Shaw Academy's experts, and students rave that the course work is super informative and challenging without being overwhelming.
Can I do it on my own schedule?
Yes! While signing into the twice-weekly webinars is encouraged, many people undertaking these courses have full-time jobs and family commitments. That's why they are all uploaded and available to stream after the classes, whenever you have time. You're also able to reschedule a class if you miss one.
How strict are their deadlines? Do you have assignments?
Just like a physical school, you will get weekly assignments in the form of multiple-choice questions. However, while these assignments are highly encouraged, they are not compulsory for the completion of your course.
People seem to love it…..
They really do. Shaw Academy is unique because you have total control over your schedule and learning process, but also have access to an incredible community of other students that you can connect with upon enrollment, who can help you enhance your education. They also have skilled lecturers on hand for any questions you may have.
Shaw Academy is helping people further their education by allowing them to integrate learning into their lives on their own schedules. Take control of your future and start learning more about your passion today.