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Online learning: friend or foe? O Andrew Gordon Freeman Audio Visual Canada nline Learning these days has become a norm. It comes in many different forms including short online courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), YouTube tutorials, distance-learning services and even online-degree programs. Given the rising expenses of college education and the industry demand for multi-talented, skilled and experienced employees, students are rapidly switching to online learning as a handy way to stay ahead. But is "online learning" really worth it? What platforms are available to me? If you've pondered about the answers to 34 * MEETING | May/juNE 2016 | LINkEdIN: MPI ToroNTo ChaPTEr these questions, you've come to the right place, as I review the pros and cons of online learning, along with examples of the best online education platforms to choose from. PROS 1 Flexibility: Students can learn at their own pace, whenever and wherever they want, cutting down on travel expenses and the pressure to meet deadlines. There isn't a fixed time schedule, and you aren't competing with any classmates, so you can easily pursue a job by day and learn by night in your pajamas.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
What’s in Your Back Pocket? Essential Tools to Elevate Your Planner Tool Kit
Beyond the Job Description – The Unwritten Attributes that Hiring Managers Look For
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentoring
Sharpen Your Skills with the MPI Academy
Destination Spotlight: Golden Horseshoe
Chapter Speaks: How Do You Recharge to Get Back on Track?
Member Spotlight: Finding Your Calling
11 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
Investing in Employees is The Best Investment for All
Online Learning: Friend or Foe?
iSpy MPI
Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016